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Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s 30 extraordinary hotel brands, recently announced the opening of the highly-anticipated Barranquilla Marriott Hotel, a tribute to the vibrant city of Barranquilla known as the ‘Golden Gate of Colombia,’ surrounded by lush tropical landscapes and the colours of the Colombian Caribbean.

Colombia, one of the most biodiverse countries, and a leading nature and adventure tourism destination, highlighted its charming regions at the 'Travel and Connectivity Week' at Expo 2020 Dubai which took place January 09-15.

The Colombia Pavilion has centered the spotlight to Risaralda, one of the four areas in Colombia that make up its Coffee Cultural Landscape area designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Several intriguing events were organised at the nation's pavilion from November 21 - 23, allowing visitors to marvel at the exhibition of Risaralda, an area designated for its coffee producing legacy.

AccorHotels and Chilean group, Algeciras, an investment and management holding, announced that they signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hoteles to acquire the company.

American Airlines is growing its Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America presence with the addition of four new destinations.

BlueBay Hotels announced that it has officially entered Colombia with the addition of Hotel Portal del Norte by BlueBay.

Rainbow Tours has introduced two brand new small group tours to Peru and Colombia for this year, offering an alternative style of travel.


According to STR’s July 2017 Pipeline Report, the Central and South America region reported 27,333 rooms in 169 hotel projects in construction during the month, a 2.1 percent drop in the number of keys over July 2016.

STR’s May 2017 Pipeline Report unveiled 60,167 keys in 385 hotels under contract in Central and South America, a 10.3 percent decline in rooms compared to May 2016.

Subject to Government approval, United Airlines announced a new year-round daily, nonstop service between Newark and Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting October 28, onboard a Boeing 767-300 aircraft.