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Colombia to benefit from cruise tourism boom

Monday, December 16, 2013


The port of Cartagena, Colombia's most popular tourist city, is expected to host 400,000 cruise ship passengers next year, bringing revenues of $45 million, according to an industry report.

Cruise ship activity in Colombia has grown by nearly 13 percent since 2012, bringing over 275,000 tourists to the country, according to statistics from the Florida Carribbean Cruise Association.

A total of 15,363 foreign tourists alone, will be arriving in six cruises this weekend in Cartagena city, located on Colombia's northern Caribbean coast.

Source: Global Times