WILLEMSTAD - The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) recently organized an educational familiarization trip for travel agents hailing from three Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellin and Cali. The aim of this visit was to allow these travel agents to personally experience the Curaçao’s product, for them in turn to offer that to Colombian travelers interested in our destination. Fifty Colombian travel agents participated in the 5-day visit.
Their schedule included visits to multiple hotels of interest to the Colombian market and different tourist attractions, as well as trolley-train tours to get to know the historical aspect of downtown Willemstad, a stop at Netto Bar to try out their famous “green rum,” tours to explore the Banda Abou area, a visit to Nena Sanchez Gallery and to the beaches of Kenepa Grandi and Playa Piskadó. The program was rounded off with a boat trip ending at Marichi Beach.
Towards the end of the visit, the travel agents were delighted with this opportunity to visit Curaçao and experience the island’s tourism product firsthand. Our special thanks go to Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort, Curio by Hilton, Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Kunuku Aqua Resort, Avila Beach Hotel and Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, the participating tourist attractions and the businesses that offered the needed transportation; FBTT Taber Tours, Fiesta Tours, Rumba Tours and Irie Tours. The CTB will continue to invest in this type of program, in its efforts to further increase the number of stayover tourists coming to Curaçao.