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What are the main challenges and opportunities facing the development of the tourism sector?

 

On February 17, 2017, two years after being signed into law, the Statutory Health Law (Ley Estatutaria de Salud, LES) entered into force. The most significant change to Colombian health care in nearly 25 years, the LES makes health care a fundamental right of citizens, and this legal change has wide ramifications for the provision of services...

 

Despite Colombia’s extensive natural beauty and bustling cities, its tourism industry has traditionally underperformed relative to its actual potential. Much of the sector’s performance was previously tied to the security situation and the government’s long-running conflict with the armed militant group FARC. In recent years the security...

 

These have not been easy times for Colombia’s telecoms industry. Accustomed to growth averaging an annual rate of 7% over the past 15 years, the sector registered a 2% decrease in 2015.

 

Economic stability and enhanced security have drawn interest from hotel groups looking to capitalise on increased business and investment activity in Colombia. However, recent falls in oil export revenues have reduced fiscal incentives to expand tourist infrastructure, and the hospitality industry is hoping that the rising number of tourists...

 

The rapid development experienced by the Colombian economy has been matched by the progressive adoption of IT by firms and end users.