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Colombia receives over two billion tourists between January and May

Bogota, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombia registered 2.5 billion foreign visitors from January to May 2024, which means an increase of 8.4% compared to the same period of 2023, an authorized source informed on Thursday.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, only in the fifth month of this year 433, 827 tourists entered the country, while in the same month of 2023, 428, 682 arrived in the nation, which represents a growth of 1.2%.

The main countries of origin are the United States, with a share of 27.4%; Ecuador with 7.8% and Mexico with 7.7%.

Additionally, the source pointed out that the number of visitors from Costa Rica (51.8%), Mexico (21.4%) and Ecuador (20%) surged with respect to the same month of the previous year.

The main destinations chosen by visitors were Bogota (36.5%), Antioquia (24.6%) and Bolivar (20%).

The Civil Aeronautics also reported that, according to airport connectivity figures, in the first five months of 2024 close to 22.1 billion passengers moved through the country’s air terminals, reporting an upturn of 17% compared to the same term in 2023.

This means, he pointed out that an additional 3.1 billion people flew through Colombian airports between January and May of 2024.