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Newly-discovered destinations, incredibly-delicious gastronomy, adventurous activities and a privileged climate year-round are just a few factors that have contributed to the tourism boom that Colombia has been experiencing lately. With more than 880 direct frequencies flying from 20 different airlines, Colombia welcomes thousands of travelers from all over the world on a weekly basis. This is an increasing number as new routes and more frequencies will begin flying from the United States and the Caribbean to the South American country.
According to statistics from Colombia’s Immigration Department, in 2013, the United States remained the leading source country of tourists to Colombia, with the arrival of 336,454 tourists in 2013. As more travelers are discovering this must-go destination, airlines are quickly catching up to offer new routes to Colombia.
One of these airlines is Avianca, which has introduced its newest route: New York- Cartagena- Pereira that will begin operations in July 2014. The airline will offer three weekly flights to and from these cities, offering travelers the opportunity to live the unique experiences of Cartagena with all of its wonders.
Due to the proximity, Caribbean tourists are also developing a great interest for Colombia. In 2013, more than 35,000 tourists visited the country, according to Colombia’s Immigration Department. For this reason, Avianca also began operations on a direct route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Bogota almost a year ago and is looking to expand frequencies.
In addition, Copa Airlines recently began its Punta Cana-Bogota direct flight, operating four times a week. Blue Sky, an airline from the island of St. Maarten, will begin flights to Bogota this year as well.