Global travel booking website Booking.com has named the Colombian capital Bogotá as one of its top 10 up-and-coming destinations for 2018.
Colombia has seen a major increase in international visitors in recent years — with a record number of arrivals in 2017 — as the nation’s security situation and reputation have improved, leading the company to chose the capital city among the best places to visit this year.
In its description of Bogotá, the company said the destination was particularly appealing because it is an ideal entry point to see other tourist sites within the picturesque Andean nation. “Beautiful Bogotá is on the rise for 2018, being the hectic heart of Colombia and a great base for exploring the wider country,” stated Booking.com in its city profile.
The company also highlighted Bogotá’s coffee and food scene, which continues to draw more and more international recognition.
“Travelers will appreciate the new restaurant openings and boutique hotels set amongst 300 year old houses, street art murals and museums,” wrote the company. “Visitors can explore the city by railway, taking in the sights and sounds of the Colombian capital, and it’s essential to try some authentic Colombian coffee from one of the many cafes dotted around the city.”
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