On Saturday, October 15th, New York Daily News ran a piece about Colombia’s capital city, Bogota. It’s part of the increasing amount of positive press that is being written about Colombia, and we hope a step on the way to changing many people’s perceptions about the country and its capital.
Following the headline, ‘Bogota, Colombia’s exciting capital, is leaving its dangerous reputation behind’, the article goes on to talk about misrepresentations, and how they’re slowly being corrected:
“Mention Colombia’s mountainous capital, Bogota, and some imagine a place resembling the urban war zone pictured in the opening credits of “Colombiana”…
Twenty years later, while the Colombian government has restored safety in its major cities and tourist destinations, the Andean nation of 43 million has had a harder time rehabilitating its image and reputation.
But it’s making progress.”
Making progress it is, and it’s articles like this one that help. With elections coming up shortly and promising candidates in the running, the future of Bogota looks promising and this is reflected in the sharp increases in tourism the city is currently seeing.
Indeed, many tourists seem to be getting the message that the article is putting across: safety isn’t the same issue it was 10 years ago, and today you can travel to Colombia with the same confidence you would have in any other destination in South America.
Of course, we’re also very pleased with the article because we’re featured in it, including some of our recommendations for things to do and our thoughts on safety.