Tourism development team going to Colombia
Colombia sent around 63000 visitors and accounted for over 97000 total room nights in Kissimmee previous year, according to study conducted by the Experience Kissimmee, the tourism department of Osceola County. This makes the South American country an important component to the tourism industry of the area. In an attempt to cultivate it more, the Experience Kissimmee team will guide a media mission to Cali and Bogota, Colombia next week in an attempt to sell Osceola County as a good place for visiting, stimulate interest as well as bolster the number of visitors from there.
During the 6 day mission, the band will go to Vitrina Turistica ANATO, which is the 2013 installment of the yearly event arranged the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism as well as one of the most well known travel trade events in Latin America. Over 30000 travel buyers and seven hundred exhibitors are anticipated to hit this year’s event in Bogota.
County Commissioner Michael Harford told that he has heard from several of his constituents about the importance and value of international travelers. He is very excited at the scope to accompany their staff and tourism industry partners in having direct dialogue and conversations on how they could increase travel from Colombia to Osceola County.
Shelley Maccini, the Experience Kissimmee Executive Director, told that they really appreciate that Commissioner Harford is joining them.