Colombia Tourism Timeline Paula Barahona, Daniela Nocobe - 10A

Timeline created by Pau2327
  • 1949 "ANATO Is Created"

    1949 "ANATO Is Created"
    The Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies - ANATO is a non-profit and trade union entity that represents, defends and promotes the general interests of tourism and Travel Agencies in Colombia. Created on October 20, 1949, it is made up of Associated Agencies throughout the national territory with 9 representation chapters, consolidating the sector and the union as the entity with the widest national recognition for the development of its management.
  • JUNE 17, 1954 "Start"

    JUNE 17, 1954 "Start"
    The history of tourism in Colombia dates back to June 17, 1954 with the formal creation of the Colombian Association of Hotels (ACOTEL) in Barranquilla, which was managed mainly by John Sutherland, then Manager of the Tequendama Hotel.
  • OCTOBER 25, 1955 "Airlines"

    OCTOBER 25, 1955 "Airlines"
    The Association of International Airlines in Colombia (ALAICO) was formed in the city of Bogotá.
  • OCTOBER 24, 1957 "Colombian Tourism Company"

    OCTOBER 24, 1957 "Colombian Tourism Company"
    It was created by Decree 0272. While the restaurants are added in the Colombian Association of Large Restaurants (ACOGRAN). In 1959, the Bogotá mayor's office created the Bogotá Institute of Culture and Tourism.
  • 1957

    1957
    The creation of the Colombian Association of Large Restaurants ACOGRAN, today the Colombian Association of the Gastronomic Industry ACODRES, is created.
  • 1959

    1959
    The creation of the Institute of Culture and Tourism of Bogotá is carried out, today "District Institute of Culture and Tourism".
  • 1959

    1959
  • DECEMBER 10, 1963 "Resort Hotel"

    DECEMBER 10, 1963 "Resort Hotel"
    The first resort hotel in Santa Marta, the Hotel Irotama, was inaugurated.
  • DECEMBER 20, 1963 "Hotel Chain"

    DECEMBER 20, 1963 "Hotel Chain"
    The first hotel chain in Colombia was created, the Fundación de Hoteles Ltda.
  • 1965

    1965
    Inauguration of the Bogotá Gold Museum. Plans of the architectural firm Esguerra, Saez, Urdaneta, Suarez and Germán Samper.
  • 1966

    1966
    The total number of foreign tourists arriving in the country stood at 65,468.
  • 1968

    1968
    The total number of foreign tourists arriving in Colombia was 94,761 people.
  • 1984 "Creation of the Bogota Terrestrial Terminal"

    1984 "Creation of the Bogota Terrestrial Terminal"
    The Bogota terminal begins Operations.
  • 1984 "Gorgona Ecological Sanctuary"

    1984 "Gorgona Ecological Sanctuary"
    Gorgona prison is closed. Since then, the island has acquired more recognition as an ecological sanctuary than as a dark place of confinement for the most dangerous criminals in the country.
  • 1993 "Colombia Declares Cartagena as Historical Heritage of Humanity"

    1993 "Colombia Declares Cartagena as Historical Heritage of Humanity"
    Cartagena is declared a World Heritage Site. Later, Mompox, Los Katios Park, the San Agustín and Tierradentro archaeological parks, the Barranquilla Carnival, Palenque de San Basilio and Malpelo Island receive recognition.
  • 1996

    1996
    The total number of foreign tourists arriving in the country was 65,468.
  • 2000

    2000
    557,280 foreign travelers arrived.
  • 2002 "Tourist Caravans"

    2002 "Tourist Caravans"
    In 2002 tourism began to develop and establish itself as an engine of economic growth in Colombia, due to the strengthening and presence of the military forces thanks to the democratic security policy.
  • 2002 "Tax Reform in favor of tourism"

    2002 "Tax Reform in favor of tourism"
    This year's tax reform creates incentives for the sector such as tax rebates and exemptions for up to 30 years for investors in new construction and hotel improvements in Colombia.
  • 2010

    2010
    2.38 million (according to the world tourism organization).
  • "Tourism 2013"

    "Tourism 2013"
    During 2013, the total contribution of the travel and tourism sector to the gross domestic product was 37 trillion pesos (5.4 percent of GDP). Likewise, the contribution to employment, including jobs indirectly linked to the sector, was 1,157,170 jobs (5.6 percent of total employment).
    In addition, investment in travel and tourism was 7.7 billion pesos, and this year it is expected to reach up to 5.5 percent.
    Globally in 2013, this sector contributed 7,000 billion
  • 2015

    2015
    Colombia received more than 3.6 million tourists.
  • 2020

    2020
    The increase in tourists is due to several factors, including that Colombia is becoming a more competitive country in this sector, this of course helps to generate new jobs.