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Bogota and Cartagena, two Colombian destinations, were voted to be among the top 25 destinations by Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards. As part of the Trip Advisor Web Page, the ranking is one of the most important online tourism portals worldwide receiving more than 30 million visits a month. Both Colombian cities ranked top 25 through the votes of tourist worldwide after millions of travelers casted their vote through a Facebook application.
Cartagena’s enchantment is described in the website as “one of the safest spots in the country” and “a veritable treasure trove of colonial architecture and 17th-century forts” ranking 11.
According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism report based on DAS figures, in 2010, a total of 169,100 foreign tourists declared upon arrival to the country that Cartagena was their main destination.
Similarly, Trip Advisor highlighted in its page that Bogota, ranked 21, is “a city of startling contrasts, with affluent areas, slums and everything in between, it's best discovered on foot - with a trustworthy guide.” Tourists are encouraged to discover the richness of Colombia’s culture and histoire through the Salt Cathedral, de Museum of Colonial Art and the Gold Museum featuring the biggest collection of golden treasures.
The same report of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism indicated that in 2010, a total of 754,960 international travelers declared that Bogotá was their main destination in Colombia.
As Colombian cities gain recognition and popularity, Proexport Colombia invites international visitors to Colombia for leisure or business.