In a recent article published by the regional Colombian newspaper, El País, information is presented about the upcoming transformations in a tourism sector that has been steadily expanding in recent years: Glamping.

Glamping is a special form of camping that is becoming very popular in Colombia. It combines the glamour and fun of camping with the comfort of a hotel. The Hotel and Tourism Association of Colombia has created a Chamber to support entrepreneurs dedicated to Glamping, helping them grow responsibly.

The Chamber also aims to foster ideas and actions to solve problems and seize opportunities in this unique type of accommodation. According to José Andrés Duarte, executive president of Cotelco, they want to support all tourism providers regardless of their geographical location.

Currently, there are 202 active Glamping sites registered in Colombia. There are 20 affiliates that are part of these establishments, mainly located in Antioquia, Caldas, and Quindío.

Additionally, this Chamber seeks to further formalize these sites by better adapting to territorial laws and promoting new ventures within the alternative hotel sector to generate sustainable regional employment.

According to previous data published by Cotelco a few weeks ago, this year has not been favorable for Colombian lodging so far. March showed a negative occupancy decrease compared to the same period in previous years (2022).

The reports include all types or sizes of accommodations in different regions of the country, whether small rural hotels or large luxurious resorts, which have great potential for development in the tourism sector. It is important to mention that this was a report from DANE, the National Administrative Department of Statistics, responsible for collecting data on tourism in Colombia.

Originally published on: Elpais.com