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New yachting guide for Colombia's Caribbean

New yachting guide for Colombia's Caribbean   Tags: Economy Guide Tourism Yachting     A new guide for sailors sets yachting tourism on Colombia's Caribbean coast on a new course. The minister for commerce, industry and tourism, Sergio Diaz Granados at Monday's launch of the guide, said that the increase in yachting tourism to the area could create up to 15,000 jobs. The guide, which seeks to attract up to 10% of the nearly two million yachts in the Caribbean sea, was founded by the Fishing Club of Cartagena, who came up with the concept 11 years ago, and whose members contributed hours of work and information free of charge. Cartagena mayor Bruce Mac Master Rojas, was also at the present...

The first "International Music Festival of Bogota" will take place from March 27 to March 30 in a spectacular four-day event that features 56 concerts and over 420 guest artists focusing on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven the star of Bogota’s International Music Festival TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2013 09:45 JOEY O'GORMAN   Tags: Beethoven Bogota International Music Festival Unesco Creative Capital Of Music     The first "International Music Festival of Bogota" will take place from March 27 to March 30 in a spectacular four-day event that features 56 concerts and over 420 guest artists focussing on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.   The festival will take place every two years and each time it will be dedicated to a different composer or genre. This year's event will focus on the work of Ludwig van Beethoven and has been dubbed, “Bogota is Beethoven” and will be showcased in 12 differe...

Woman grand master making strides for chess in Colombia

Woman grand master making strides for chess in Colombia WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2013 10:05 BENJY HANSEN-BUNDY   Tags: Chess Nadya Karolina Ortiz     Chess-wiz Nadya Karolina Ortiz is Colombia's first and only woman grandmaster. Raised in a middle class family in the central Colombian city of Ibague in the Tolima department, Ortiz is one of Colombia's lesser known success stories. At the tender age of four, Ortiz asked her father, himself a chess enthusiast and Russophile, to teach her how to play. Within a week, she was supposedly making moves at a ten-year-old level. By 16, she had won the under-20 Central American championship in Barbados. Ortiz went on to study computer science at University of Texa...

Beaches in Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast have been selected by readers of Smarter Travel as in the top 10 beach destinations... www.iLoveLatins.com

Beaches in Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast have been selected by readers of Smarter Travel as in the top 10 beach destinations... www.iLoveLatins.com Santa Marta beaches: Top 10 Beach Destinations for Summer 2011, according to Smarter Travel Beaches in Santa Marta in the Caribbean Coast have been selected by readers of Smarter Travel as one of the top 10 beach destinations to visit this Summer. Smartertravel.com is one of the popular web pages consulted by travelers around the world and part of its success is a result of the unbiased opinion from users. As part of the TripAdvisor Media Group that hosts 18 portals, Smartertravel.com is dedicated to promote tourist destinations reaching an estimated 50 million readers. Outlined with more than 300 beaches along th...

20 Reasons To Visit Colombia... and we did not even include the # 1 Reason...www.iLoveLatins.com

20 Reasons To Visit Colombia...and we are not even Including the # 1 Reason hahahah...www.iLoveLatins.com 20 Reasons To Visit Colombia Colombia has made all the headlines recently, but, yet again, for all the wrong reasons. And before this bout of bad press, what else do we associate with Colombia, aside from romantic but tourist-laden Cartegena? Perhaps you might say security concerns -- at least that's what you find when you search for Colombia on TripAdvisor where there's a "travel advisory" banner scrawled atop the page based on State Department warnings. On my last trip to Colombia, my neighbors couldn't wait for me to return, worrying the whole time that I'd bump into drug lords or terrorists or become a victim of a kidnapping. Instead I spent...

227 international tourism wholesalers scour the country before Colombia Travel Mart

227 international tourism wholesalers scour the country before Colombia Travel Mart FEBRUARY 20, 2013 They are part of the group of 278 foreign companies brought by Proexport to business conference Colombia Travel Mart to be held during Annatto Tourism Showcase next week Tourism Entrepreneurs China, Poland, Switzerland, Surinam and the Netherlands will be the first time in Colombia as part of the 278 international wholesalers from 39 countries Proexport brings the seventh version of the Business Roundtable's most important tourist country: Colombia Travel Mart, which will be held on February 28 and March 1 as part of the Tourism Showcase Annatto in Bogotá. As part of these visits, from 22 to 26 February 227 entrepreneurs conducted famili...

World-famous ‘Carnaval de Barranquilla’ is just around the corner MONDAY, 04 FEBRUARY 2013 12:23 ROB EDMOND   Tags: Barranquilla Barranquilla Carnival Culture     The northern Colombian city of Barranquilla is set to erupt on February 9 when one of Colombia's largest and most important celebrations, the 200th Carnaval de Barranquilla, begins. The UNESCO recognized four-day festival is traditionally held four days before Ash Wednesday. Although the true birth of the festival is disputed, it is widely regarded as a mixture of European, African and native South American cultures from around the time of Spanish colonization. African slaves and indigenous populations from Colombia’s&...

Copa Airlines to Launch Connecting Service between U.S. and Latin America

  Copa Airlines to Launch Connecting Service between U.S. and Latin America January 24th, 2013     0 inShare   BY STAFF REPORT Copa Airlines has announced that it would introduce dailyflights between Panama and Boston, Massachusetts, starting from 10 July, 2013. More interesting still, the airliner is set to begin a connecting service between Boston and many countries in the Central and South American continent. The airliner will launch the service soon after it takes delivery of seven new Boeing 737-800 aircrafts. The connecting service will largely benefit passengers who travel to the United States from LatAm cities such Sao Paulo, Bogota, San Jose, Lima and Santiago, the airliner stated in a press re...

Travelzoo lists Colombia as top destination for 2013

Travelzoo lists Colombia as top destination for 2013 WEDNESDAY, 05 DECEMBER 2012 09:16 ROB EDMOND   Tags: Tourism     Travel website Travelzoo listed Colombia as one of the top five countries to visit in 2013. Travelzoo put Colombia in its top five "wow" destinations for 2013, along with Alaska, Ireland, New Zealand and the Niagara falls. The site notes that the recent surge of interest from big name airlines and hotel chains such as the Hilton and the Marriot is "a sure sign that this South American country has emerged from the shadows of its infamous past." The website also noted that "this tourism boom is breeding competition and deals – in a country where the U.S. d...

Avianca resumes flights to New York after storm

Avianca resumes flights to New York after storm   Tags: Air Trainsport Avianca United States     Avianca flights from Colombia to New York have been rescheduled following chaotic weather in the northeast of the U.S., Caracol Radio reported Thursday. The Colombian airline Avianca has announced that flights supposed to be carrying 800 passengers on November 7 and 8 have been rescheduled. Flight 020, New York to Bogota, which was scheduled for departure at 10:55PM on Wednesday 7 November, will now leave on Thursday at 2:30AM. Flight 021, New York-Bogotá, due to leave 7AM on Thursday, has been delayed by three hours. Meanwhile, passengers booked on flight 244, Bogota – New York, and ...
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