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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:54 PM

Travel website Travelzoo listed Colombia as one of the top five countries to visit in 2013.

http://colombiareports.com/travel-in-colombia/113-general/27291-travelzoo-lists-colombia-as-top-destination-for-2013.html


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. dollar already goes far," going on to reference the country "that boasts the tongue-in-cheek tourism tag line: 'The only risk is wanting to stay'."

Colombia looks to be an emerging tourism hotspot as it was also awarded the 2012 "Long Haul Up and Coming Destination of the Year" by British Tourism Operators at the World Travel Market in London.

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Reply Travel website Travelzoo listed Colombia as one of the top five countries to visit in 2013. (Original post)
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 OP
newfie11 Dec 2012 #1
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #4
newfie11 Dec 2012 #6
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #7
newfie11 Dec 2012 #8
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #9
newfie11 Dec 2012 #10
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #12
newfie11 Dec 2012 #13
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #14
randomtagger Dec 2012 #2
Walk away Dec 2012 #3
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #5
joshcryer Dec 2012 #11

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:00 PM

1. Really!!!


I don't think so!

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:53 PM

4. Perhaps you should work for Hilton or Marriott

 

Clearly, you know far more than the people there who are in charge of where to invested hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:21 PM

6. All one need to do is read the newspapers

In Columbia. You really think those investing millions are going to mention this? Go check out the local newspapers for a month of so. Better yet go check it out yourself.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:34 PM

7. Some of us have and know what Travel Zoo knows about Colombia with 2 "o"s

Some of us are actually quite familiar with ColOmbia.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:37 PM

8. Good for you

Enjoy your stay there.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:41 PM

9. Its a wonderful place. Its better than reading newspaper articles about it n/t

s

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:50 PM

10. Maybe someday

I prefer Ecuador.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:59 PM

12. Why would they invest millions in an unstable place?

 

That's not the way it works. They are investing because they think they will get a good return on their money as business and tourism returns.

But as I said, you should try to get a job for them as clearly their analysts don't know what they are talking about.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:47 PM

13. Thanks for your incite

It is obvious you feel no one else can have an opinion different from yours. This is mine and the papers I read ARE papers IN Columbia. Why does my opinion bother you so much? Sorry but that's the way it goes.

You believe what you want and I will believe what I want.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:05 PM

14. What are you talking about?

 

I didn't say I disagree with you. I simply said that you disagree with the executives who are investing millions and millions of dollars. Since they are so clearly wrong, and don't read the newspapers, you should apply for a job with them.

Companies like to make money. Right now, analysts and executives at Marriot and other places are apparently being idiots investing money there without even reading newspapers.

surely they would pay a good wage to you so that they don't make such bad investments

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:24 PM

2. Lol

 

I really hope people like cocaine.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:28 PM

3. Back in the day I used to stay at a little hotel on the beach in Cartegena...

call the India Catalina. From my favorite table on the breakfast patio I could look out onto the ocean and the Capri Del Mar (the grandest hotel in the crescent). Every morning shots would ring out aimed just below the revolving restaurant spinning atop the Capri. The newly elected President was holed up there with his body guards and the unhappy populace took daily pot shots at him.

Once while drinking shots at TV Tony's Bar with the son of the mayor of Santa Marta, I witnessed a man being shot between the eyes! And people were always disappearing forever on the road to Cali.

Admittedly, this was all thirty years ago but since then the brother of a friend of mine was murdered because he ran for office in his home district and her cousin's house was blown up in a political disagreement. I just can't believe "The only risk is wanting to stay"!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

5. I think its quite different from then in my experience I'll be back soon enough n/t

s

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:27 PM

11. Apparently Bogota is safter than New Orleans.

If you lived in New Orleans you'd be safer going to Colombia... think about that one for a minute there. Once the most violent place on the planet.

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