WILLEMSTAD - Recently a delegation from Curaçao attended the 42nd edition of ‘Vitrina Turistica ANATO’. The ANATO tourism fair took place in Bogotá, Colombia. The goal of Curaçao’s participation at the 3-day fair was to strengthen commercial ties and present to wholesalers and travel agents all that Curaçao has to offer as a tourist destination. The team of Curaçao consisted of the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje, representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO), the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) and several hotels and tour operators.
Once more ANATO offered an ideal platform to promote our island with products and packages designed specifically to meet the needs of Colombian travelers. This year the Curaçao booth stood out again by showcasing the colorful buildings in our capital city of Willemstad. To create a local atmosphere, a Curaçao quartet entertained everyone who visited our booth with great music from our island. Furthermore, the Curaçao team shared information about the opening of different new hotels and the plans to renovate existing hotels. The team also made use of the opportunity to meet with various airlines that connect Colombia with Curaçao.
In the days prior to the fair, CTB organized several events to strengthen the ties with travel agents. These events took place in Medellín, Cali, Bucaramanga and Villa de Leyva, and were attended by 1350 travel agents. During the events, the hotels and tour operators from Curaçao presented their attractive packages to appeal to future visitors.
CTB extends its gratitude to all the private sector partners that were part of the Curaçao team: Acoya Curaçao Resort Villas & Spa, Avila Beach Hotel, Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, Courtyard by Marriott Curaçao, Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa, Dreams Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino, Sunscape Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino, Kontiki Beach Resort Curaçao, Kunuku Resort All Inclusive Curaçao, LionsDive Beach Resort Curaçao, Papagayo Beach & Resort, Renaissance Wind Creek Curacao Resort, Sandals Royal Curaçao, Fiesta Tours, Rumba Turismo B.V. and Curaçao Vacation Tours.