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Two new hotels join our chain

Em Hotels is a hotel chain that focuses on creating memorable experiences for both vacationers and business travelers. Their focus on satisfying clients and meeting their goals has helped them establish long-lasting relationships with nine national and international hotels. Thanks to the great work of its collaborators, Em Hotels has gained the trust of these hotels to market them effectively and offer premium services.
Recently, two new international hotels have joined the Em Hotels chain. These hotels are located in Cancun, Mexico, a popular tourist destination that offers stunning beaches, a wide variety of water activities, and unique cuisine with Mexican and international flavors.
The Hotel Kore Tulum is an exclusive destination for adults, which offers personalized services for its guests. With exciting activities like foam parties and bartending classes, guests can escape the monotony of everyday life and enjoy a world of entertainment.
The Hotel Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa has 214 spacious and comfortable rooms, designed to offer the best lodging experience in Cancun. With a stunning location between the Nichupté Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, guests can enjoy excellent restaurants, bars and a wide variety of activities.
With the addition of these two new high-quality hotels, Em Hotels strengthens its position in the hospitality industry and demonstrates its commitment to providing exceptional experiences for its guests. It is exciting to see the continued growth and success of this hotel chain, and we look forward to seeing more of them in the future.
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What to do in the Coffee Region?

The Colombian Coffee Region has become the most iconic image of Colombia before the world. Its inhabitants have always been in charge of showing all the travelers who visit it every day, their pride in this beautiful region and its main source, which is the cultivation of coffee, which has been going on since the beginning of the 20th century.

One of the main reasons to visit the coffee region, which mainly includes the sectors of Risaralda, Caldas and Quindío, is to learn about the process of growing, harvesting and processing coffee in the traditional farms of the region.

In this way we recommend the indicated route that you should do when you come, starting with:

  • Salento: Which is located very close to the Cordillera de los Andes, in a beautiful mountainous environment, which belongs to the province of Quindío, and is one of the most beautiful towns in the Coffee Region .

  • Filandia: It has become the preferred technical stop for travelers who want to enjoy the Coffee Region, thanks to its beautiful infrastructure that is highly admired.

  • Pijao: This town is known for being very quiet, which makes it, together with its great beauty, a beautiful place to visit.

  • Córdoba: Located in a unique natural environment, making a stop to explore its main square and some of the adjacent streets ensures a unique experience.

Like these you will find many more places and tourist sites which you cannot miss; I am sure that you will live a great experience and enjoy the magnificent view in this region of Colombia.

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What to do in Santa Marta?

This beautiful colonial city is located in the Colombian Caribbean of Magdalena and a few kilometers from the Sierra Nevada. It is a fascinating destination filled with many programs and places to visit.
The capital of the department of Magdalena has become one of the most valued vacation destinations by Colombians and foreigners, thanks to its various tourism programs, such as ecological, adventure, archaeological or enjoying the breeze, the sand and the sea.
This makes it one of the main tools for the economic and social development of the sector, which is why it has become a very important employment opportunity in the tourism services industry, thus ensuring that all tourists can keep their promises, achieve vacation getaways like never before, and get to know the most iconic places such as:
· The beaches of Taganga: This magical place is located just 15 minutes from the historic center where you can find a variety of plans such as enjoying a great viewpoint, beautiful ecological walks, it also has Snorkeling, a fantastic plan to get to know the ecosystem sea and admire its various forms of life such as fish of all species, magnificent hard and soft corals.
· Tayrona National Natural Park: It is characterized by having spectacular crystalline beaches with white sand, which is a fixed attraction for both natives and foreigners. This park is divided into Bahía Concha, Palanga, Calabazo and the entrance to Zaino, a perfect place for ecological plans, since it has routes with beautiful landscapes, which reach the famous Cañaveral pool, Arrecifes pool and lastly the most important Cabo San Juan del Guía, a favorite place for all lovers who like to camp outdoors, without a doubt a place that we highly recommend and you cannot miss.
· Paseo Maritimo del Camellón: This is the perfect place to take a spectacular tour that will allow you to admire beautiful unforgettable sunsets, take a good swim in the bay and finally delight your palate with the wide variety of gastronomic offer that you can find throughout this ride.
Parque de los Novios: Located in the historic center of Santa Marta, it is the perfect place for couples thanks to the surrounding architecture and perfect for eating or enjoying good music, as there is a wide variety of bars and restaurants. which you can enjoy to the fullest
· Authentic Colombian town Minca: It is a magical place which has to offer different activities and places to visit and take you the best experience, such as the Marinka Waterfall, a beautiful viewpoint of the pines, Kennedy hill, the coffee tour or cocoa at Hacienda la Victoria, the perfect place to taste a delicious authentic Colombian coffee from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and along with these wonders there is a wide variety of plans that you can enjoy to the fullest and take home the best memories of this city.

These are just a few of the variety of activities that you can enjoy in this beautiful destination. Dare to visit this paradise and I assure you that you will be able to take the best memories in the department of Magdalena.

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What to do in Medellin?

The city of "Eternal Spring" as it is popularly known due to the spectacular weather it presents throughout the year. It lends itself to wearing incredible outfits.

Medellín is characterized by its great variety of tourist plans that it has to offer, both for tourists and natives, and the main places that we recommend you visit are the following:

  • Guatape: It is characterized by being a very colorful place, generating positive vibes to those who visit it, in its colorful streets you will find loose umbrellas that give a special touch to the place, you will also find craft shops where you can enjoy products made by hand by Colombians, allowing you to you can take that memory to your home. One of the main recommendations is that you visit this place in the early hours because it has a large flow of visitors throughout the day.

  • La Piedra del Peñol: It is one of the most emblematic places in Guatapé, since it is a 220-meter-high monolith (large stone block), known for being one of the largest in the world and for having the belief that which is about 65 million years old. To get there you will have to climb 702 steps, if you are a person who likes sports, it is one of the best plans for you; since going up costs a bit of work, but I inform you that it will be worth living this experience. At the top of this stone you can admire a beautiful view; buy souvenirs as souvenirs of your visit and enjoy the food and drinks that they offer there.

  • The paisa village: It is located at the top of Cerro Nutibara, with an area of 33 hectares and a height of 80 meters above the level of the city . It is one of the most visited tourist sites thanks to the fact that it preserves the Antioquian tradition, which is reflected in its handicrafts, gastronomy and local architecture; the view of Medellin and the mountains that run through the Valle de Aburrá is incredible.

  • Santa Fe de Antioquia: You will find colonial architecture, cobbled streets and colorful houses with wooden windows. It is located 1 hour and a half from Medellín, and is considered by many to be the cradle of the Paisa culture and the mother city of the department of Antioquia.

  • Commune 13: This commune was known as "Pablo Escobar's cradle", where long ago it was an epicenter of violence. Today it has great tourist and cultural activity, since it presents us with the social and artistic transformation it has had, which is why it contains a famous tour called Graffiti Tour, which lasts approximately 4 hours. This promotes the development of works and graffiti that make the construction and social transformation of the culture of Medellin inclusive.

These are just some of the many places that this incredible city has to offer so that you can take home the best memory without a doubt, and rest assured, you will want to come back and continue enjoying many more attractions and relive this experience.

We also recommend an extremely important event, which is the famous Feria de las Flores. Every year thousands of people gather around this festival, conceived to remember, exalt and perpetuate the values of Antioquia.

The activities that give life to the Flower Fair are multiple, there are usually more than 450 events, including musicals in all the city's neighborhoods, especially the most popular ones. What are you waiting for to live this experience?

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6 Things to do in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is one of the cities with sites that contain a lot of history, due to being one of the first cities with a colonial zone. Clearly this steals the looks when arriving at the island , declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990.

In this way we recommend these 6 places that you cannot miss upon your arrival, without a doubt they will make your stay unmissable along with historical sites that are worth a visit, while you instruct yourself in the streets with buildings from the early 1500s onwards . These are our most recommended places:

  • Alcázar de Colon : It was the home of the family of the son of Christopher Columbus, and today it operates as a museum, you will enjoy its history.

  • Ozama Fortress : It is from the year 1502 and it has a medieval tower that served to defend itself against pirates, since from there there was a wide field of vision of the river and the entrance to the sea.

  • Parque de la Independencia : Independence from Haiti was declared here in 1844 (since until then the entire island was under Haitian rule).

  • The colorful Calle Hostos : This street, apart from being so colorful, is one of the most important for being the main street in one of the most iconic films, such as The Godfather . two in 1974 .

  • La Casa de la Moneda : It is located in a renovated colonial house and it is not one of the typical visits, but since 1972 the Dominican Numismatic Museum .

  • El Malecón de Santo Domingo : George Washington Avenue borders the Caribbean Sea for 14 kilometers, which makes it a perfect ideal walk by the sea.

These are not all, but some of the places with the greatest history and that will delight you with your friends and family in an incredible stay when visiting the beautiful Island of Santo Domingo. Come and meet " The primate city of America". As it is known by many and appreciated by all.

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The Sky Branch

Cali is one of the first cities founded in the Colombian Southwest, between the Cauca River, the mountains of the Western Cordillera and the Pacific Ocean. A municipality with almost 500 years of history.
Every corner lives, breathes and feels the rhythm and flavor of salsa, it is something that is definitely appreciated when having contact with people when listening to them speak with that singsong accent full of flavor, the warmth of the people that is perceived in a way incredible that they welcome you as if you were one of them.
One of the things to highlight about the culture of Cali is its gastronomy, where we find refreshing drinks, such as chontaduro juice with plenty of "hielito", a "shampoo" or its popular "cholao", which consists of a drink - dessert with fruit and crushed ice.
Among its 4,600 square meters, there is a spectacular gastronomic opportunity to refresh its visitors in the best way, thanks to the fact that they have the most exotic fruit such as Mangosteen and the most popular drink in Cali such as sugarcane juice. Sugar.
Its architecture does not go unnoticed, the mix between the classic - colonial and modern constructions tell us about the future of the city, becoming one of the attractions that the region offers to visitors.
Cali has a seasonal cycle of festivals that include the best and most characteristic expressions of the region, as is the case with some events such as:
IV International Theater Festival
XIV World Salsa Festival
XXXIII Petronio Álvarez Pacific Music Festival
Fusion and Experimental Ajazzgo
A city that, yes or yes, we should visit to let ourselves be infected by all its deliciousness. Santiago de Cali recently obtained the award for Cultural City of South America, which makes the city distinguished internationally as an attractive destination for tourism.
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Colombia fell in love with the world through its 'Enchantment'

Many were the expectations generated by the Disney film, which paid tribute to Colombia from its many characteristics that represent it and classify it as one of the richest countries in the world when we talk about multiculturalism, fauna, flora and many other particularities.
There were innumerable 'winks' that the film made, so this time we are going to give you some of the most important references that were made evident. If you haven't seen the movie, it doesn't matter, reading this blog will help you get an idea of what you are going to find, so pay close attention.
The Biodiversity
Colombia is listed as one of the most megadiverse countries in the world according to the UN, being this holder of 14% of the planet's biodiversity. The film is focused on the Valle del Cócora where the Wax Palms are protagonists due to their large size, these being the largest in the world measuring up to 60 meters.
This is the ideal time to highlight the wide variety of flowers and vegetation that the film shows, where orchids play a very important role next to the Amazon jungle, two points that are the quota of colors that fill each scene of the film with life. madrigal family.
Due to the mix between Europeans, Africans and indigenous people, Colombia inherited the ability to transmit its miscegenation through musical rhythms, and of course, this could not go unnoticed in 'Encanto'. In the film you can enjoy the characters singing different representative genres of the country and certain regions such as vallenato, salsa and champeta, music originating in the Caribbean and a symbol of Cartagena's culture, which is the number 1 city in tourism in the country.
In addition, Disney took into account the importance of the artists who have been ambassadors of Colombian music around the world, because performers such as Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra are part of the soundtrack that composes the film that today garners praise and national and international recognition.
Those who have ever had an interest in Colombia know that one of its strengths is the high gastronomic variety and this is reinforced in the film where we see dishes very typical of the 'coffee growers' as they are affectionately known. The arepas in all their presentations, roasted, fried, sweet, salty, among others. The fritters, famous at Christmas time, the coffee and the pots from Valle del Cauca full of sweets are some of the references that we can see in the film.
The dressing
Due to the great cultural and climate variety in the different regions, Colombia has a diversity in the way of dressing that its inhabitants have. The characters in the film are distinguished by having specific outfits that even illustrate accessories that symbolize the country in the world.
  Mirabel's dress, the film's main character, is inspired by the colorful outfits worn by women from the municipality of Vélez, Santander, but she also carries a Wayuu backpack, originally from La Guajira. You can also see the difference between how to dress for cold weather and hot weather.
In the first, the use of ruanas is very common, very famous in the departments of Boyacá and Cundinamarca, but on the other hand, there is the lightness that must be had to live on the coast, where the guayaberas accompanied by the predominant hat vueltiao' reinforce the imaginary of those who militate in the Colombian Caribbean.
Without a doubt, Colombia is a country rich in many points, this being one of its strongest attractions to be taken into account when thinking about incredible vacations for those who live inside and outside the country.
At the EM Hotels hotel chain, we know the tourist potential that the Colombian territory has, that is why we have a wide portfolio of allied hotels in the main cities of the country such as Cali, Medellín, Bogotá, the Coffee Region, Rosario Islands and Cartagena de Indians. Here you will get to know the wonderful places that the country has for tourists who want to enjoy Colombian culture.
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Get to know the 'Charm' of Colombia with EM Hotels

Colombia is a country full of many virtues, cheerful, with warm and welcoming people that make it one of the most attractive destinations for local and world tourists, where each city has attractions, places and distinctives that enrich the desire to come to Colombia. this territory of Latin America.
Traveling through Colombia is a guarantee of enjoying every moment that you live inside it, because here you will find from the structures of the colonial era, to modern works that will dazzle you with their beauty and grandeur, but to this you have to add something that is essential and It is the great culture that each region has. It is as if you will travel to several countries within oneself, how crazy right? But don't worry, we will explain it to you below.
The capital of Columbia
Let's start with the heart of the nation and its capital Bogotá, which is made up of contrasts that will allow you to experience its colonial past, specifically in the iconic neighborhood of La Candelaria, where in the mythical Chorro de Quevedo, its founder Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded the city in 1539, which preserves in this neighborhood the architectures full of history.
Today this square is surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants that respect the spirit of the place and preserve the charm of its colonial houses, stone streets and monuments that make it even more beautiful.
On the other hand, there is the modern experience, surrounded by technology and innovation and that is why we speak of contrast, because if you go for a walk along the popular Seventh Avenue to the north, you will find incredible buildings such as the Torre Colpatria, which without It is certainly one of the most well-known landmarks in the city.
The city that everyone wants to visit
Continuing our tour of Colombia, another of the territories that captivates due to its enormous cultural and historical significance is Cartagena de Indias. This city is an example of the most beautiful colonial structures that are accompanied by the infinite Caribbean Sea that make it the number one tourist place in the country.
And it is that Cartagena gives tourists the best summer experience they have been looking for, but the Corralito de Piedra is more than that, because when we go to the Historic Center of the city, each street, house and detail, has impregnated the cultural and historical significance that represents an entire era that today is reflected in structures such as the walls, the San Felipe Castle, the San Pedro Claver church, the Clock Tower, the Santa Catalina de Alejandría Cathedral and many more.
The most innovative and modern
From the Caribbean we go to the northwest of Colombia to reach the 'City of Eternal Spring', Medellín, a captivating city, with a pleasant climate and characterized by its friendly people, delicious food, the 'paisa' culture and host of the popular Flower Fair.
In 2013, Medellín was named the most innovative city in the world and it is not for less, it is home to the most efficient transportation system in the country, such as the Metro and its Metrocable, which will allow you to visit all the tourist sites of a convenient and economical way.
Medellin's climate, its mountainous landscape, its spectacular panoramic views and green spaces make tours of the city a seductive experience, as places like the Botanical Garden, the Pies Descalzos Park, the Berrío Park and the Lleras Park are sites that you can not stop visiting.
The same happens with the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Antioquia, dedicated to the works of the Colombian master Fernando Botero, whose sculptures adorn many areas of the city.
In addition, Medellín has Parque Explora, an interactive museum of science and technology where children and adults can learn and do a large number of activities.
Rhythm, flavor and joy
And this is how Cali is, the popular 'Sucursal del Cielo' is a city of tourist attractions with history, a very active cultural life and musical rhythms that have made it famous throughout the world.
Cali is distinguished in the world as the 'Capital of Salsa', because its musical rhythms are too contagious and thanks to its ethnic wealth, this city is characterized by its cheerful, friendly and affectionate people who transmit their passion for dance .
The 'Branch of Heaven' has a large number of options that you can visit, among these are religious symbols such as the Catholic church of La Ermita and the imposing Cristo Rey, a statue that resembles Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro.
But if you want to hit a 'dance', December is the ideal date to visit Cali, because in this month the Cali Fair is celebrated, which dresses the city in a party and fills the streets with joy accompanied by the rhythm of salsa.
Where the magic of coffee lives
Colorful towns, imposing green mountains and coffee plantations are part of the wonderful Western Andes that make up the Coffee Belt, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011.
And it is that here you will find unforgettable landscapes that can be enjoyed with the tranquility and peace offered by the abundant nature that surrounds this area of the country.
The colorful streets, full of crafts and beautiful houses will force you to make a stop that will take you on a magical journey before going to the Cocora Valley, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Colombia.
It is undeniable that Colombia has an impressive wealth of tourism that should be included in your vacation plans, because traveling in Colombia is truly a privilege that will leave you with many photos and postcards that will remain in the hearts of those who decide to live an experience that cannot be explained. , because you have to live it for yourself.
At EM Hotels we think of these places to offer travelers like you, those hotels that will allow you to enjoy the most emblematic and visited cities in the country, because we have a wide portfolio that will give you the opportunity to stay in cities like Bogotá, Cartagena , Medellín, Cali, Eje Cafetero, Islas del Rosario and even in international destinations such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
You are only one step away from embarking on the most unforgettable experience of your life. Visit our website ( ) choose the first place and start this dream adventure
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EM Hotels and a successful launch tour!

Our hotel chain successfully completed its launch stage where it had the opportunity to visit the main cities of the country and also important international events.
In December, the last activities were carried out that closed the launch period that sought to make the EM Hotels hotel chain known with the different hotels and plans that are part of our promising organization.
Final journey with gifts and surprises through Colombia
At the local level, the launch events that took place in the cities of Medellín, Cali and Pereira were carried out and were in charge of Gustavo Pinedo, Marketing Manager, where the attendance was as expected by the guests who were composed of agents of travel and tourism professionals.
On December 3, in the city of Medellín, Hotel Diez received the entire EM Hotels team that began the last leg of its launch tour where around 40 people were present.
On the other hand, Cali had its turn on December 10, where the Hotel Azor, marketed by the hotel chain, opened its doors to receive each of the guests who also had the opportunity to learn about the Sucursal del Cielo plan, the which seeks that tourists can live the entire experience of the culture of Cali in a Night Tour dedicated to Salsa.
The last destination was Pereira, where all expectations were met with 100% of the capacity completed. The capital of Risaralda offered us its hospitality to lead to a successful day that culminated with gifts and surprises at the end of the Christmas season.
Present at major international events
EM Hotels traveled to the Southern Cone of Latin America to attend the International Tourism Fair (FIT), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where it was officially presented as a hotel chain. Thanks to the efforts of the Operational Manager, Dorey Carcamo and Anibal Gittlein, representative of that area, we were able to create new relationships that will surely have a positive impact on the organization's objectives.
But we are not satisfied with that and we went to the European continent where one of the most important events for tourism in the world took place, such as the IBTM World, which was held in Barcelona, Spain, was attended by EM Hotels, led by Henry Vesga, Commercial Manager of the central zone (Colombia) and Brazil, had the opportunity to begin to open links with foreign agents and promote our brand in order to strengthen the national market.
2022 represents many challenges for EM Hotels, including continuing to grow and being recognized in the tourism environment. From now on, the work team points its gaze to the recognition and consolidation process that it hopes will be as successful as the launch stage.
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Hotel Cartagena Plaza finalist in the 2021 National Tourism Awards

Nominated in the category 'Strategy of the year: adapting to the new normal', Procolombia recognized our transformation work in the midst of the pandemic.
The government tourism organization, Procolombia, announced on November 30 the finalists of the National Tourism Awards in its 2021 version, where we entered the nomination of 'Strategy of the year' that was focused on the capacity for adaptation and response that The organizations of the hotel industry had because of the health crisis due to COVID-19.
A united team will never be defeated
We are proud to belong to the podium of the three finalists who are exalted for their commitment and ability to face the difficult situation that affected the world, and that today gives us the opportunity to be recognized for not lowering our arms. We understood that it was essential to keep our work team to face an eventuality that nobody expected.
Each piece internally and externally helped us maintain resilience; adapting and appropriating the technological tools, we managed to continue operating, maintaining our work team and the relationship with our clients, collaborators and suppliers, understanding that these were crucial actors for us, as we were for them and the families who also suffered from the inevitable fear of suffering the consequences of unexpected confinement.
We face the challenges and we overcome them!
Thanks to the efforts and the capacity to adapt, we are an example of improvement that kept all its operational personnel, offering all the alternatives so that they were not affected in the least and gradually training us for the reactivation that arrived and found us prepared to return. to offer our services, prioritizing the care of all with an exhaustive control of prevention measures and respecting each of the guidelines established by health and government entities that brought us the certification of the biosafety seals endorsed by the Ministry of Health .
The reward came ...
We feel like winners because we take full advantage of digital migration to make ourselves strong there, understanding that it was the new way of selling ourselves, so we were forced to undergo a transformation in the web portal, social networks and implementation of new instruments such as the Chatbot, that helped us to continue to be present for the travelers who little by little were returning and that thanks to this work of web positioning, linked to the service for them, promoted us among the hotels preferred by tourists, becoming number 15 in 282 in the city of Cartagena according to the world's largest travel platform, Tripadvisor.
Today we are part of the top of hotels that are recognized for their great dedication and effort to get ahead and achieve success despite the complex situation of 2020, but it would be unfair to award ourselves this merit on a personal basis because we are aware that it was an integrated work where clients, suppliers, collaborators and all those who contributed to continue providing unforgettable experiences to our visitors.
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Launch events of the hotel chain EM HOTELS continue in Bogotá, Medellín and Cali

The EM HOTELS commercial team's agenda began on November 4 in the cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla.
Launching events for the new EM HOTELS Hotel Chain continue in the big cities of the country. This time the opportunity was for the city of Bogotá, calling on agents and tour operators to learn about their new packages and the properties that the new hotel chain is marketing.
Full capacity in Bogotá
Tourism professionals in the Colombian capital shared with the commercial team of Hotel Andes Plaza at the launch lunch organized by EM HOTELS. About 40 local agents and businessmen from the tourism sector met this Friday, November 26, to learn about the news of the new chain.
"From the Andes Plaza Hotel, and all its management team, we welcome with joy the arrival of this new brand that was born with us and our sister hotel Cartagena Plaza. On our part, we are putting all our efforts in the marketing objectives that we have planned from the beginning. start of the pandemic. It has been a difficult road loaded with many challenges, but we have strengthened and stood up with much more enthusiasm and commitment for the reactivation of our sector. " During the event, Patricia Argote, Sales Director of Hotel Andes Plaza, declared.
Events calendar in Medellín, Cali and Pereira
The commercial conferences and brand launch events led by the Marketing Manager of EM HOTELS, Gustavo Pinedo Polo, will continue in the coming days in the cities of Medellín (December 3); Cali (December 10) and Pereira (December 17). "The reactivation of the tourism sector at a national and international level is already a reality. It has driven and motivated us to take unimaginable paths for the growth and strengthening of our brand. Today we can say with great confidence that we continue to bet on our product, on experiences that the traveler, be it business or vacation, will be able to find in the destinations we operate ". Gustavo Pinedo manifests.
EM Hotels is present at workshops and international fairs
Simultaneously with the launch events, the hotel chain has spared no effort to boost its brand and begin to position itself in new markets. This is how throughout the months of September, October and November it has fulfilled commercial agendas in Mexico, Italy, the United States and recently in Peru, building new alliances and adding allies in the most attractive destinations for tourism in Latin America and around. of the world.
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EM HOTELS continues to add allies for Colombia and the world

Peru, Bogotá and Medellín were the destinations visited by the hotel chain that was present at the events that took place from November 17 to 22.
Medellín and Bogotá as epicenters of the reunion
The EM Hotels chain attended the country's capital, Bogotá, the traditional Ladevi Workshops, an event that since 2020 brings together the most important tourism professionals and which this year aimed to search for strategies to support the reactivation of Colombia and the world in this economic sector. The company Ladevi Medios y Soluciones chose these two important cities in the country to hold workshops where participants found a space to meet again, share and generate alliances that were postponed by the health crisis of COVID-19.
The Director of Recruitment and Product of EM Hotels, Claudia Gray Batista, was in charge of the commercial management of the different hotels that are part of the broad portfolio managed by the organization.
More than 40 participants were present in the city of Medellín on November 18, where the attendees took good feelings and lessons to be applied in their commercial negotiations. Some of the attendees who were part of the group of participants were: EM Hotels Turkish Airlines. PriceTravel. Booking Assistance. Copa Airlines, among others.
Bogotá points to tourism growth
With an ambitious look at being the most touristic city in the country, the capital of Colombia carried out with great enthusiasm the 'Great Holiday Fair 2021', which was undoubtedly an innovative initiative that seeks to promote the offer of visitors to Bogotá and the entire region. This campaign was carried out within the framework of the week 'Reactiva Turismo 2021' that took place on November 20 and 21, in which people were invited to attend for free to learn about the different plans to travel at the time Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The EM Hotels hotel chain was present with the support of the sales director of the Andes Plaza Hotel in Bogotá, Patricia Argote, who on behalf of the hotel chain kept the appointment and was in charge of promoting the different travel packages in the center of Ágora Bogotá conventions, where travel plans and packages were offered to encourage guests to spend a different vacation and help with the reactivation of tourism in the city.
International expansion is a reality
At the head of the Marketing Manager of EM Hotels, Gustavo Pinedo Polo, the commercial management was carried out in Peru for the generation of new allies in cooperation with the Solange Reps agency, an event in which a space was held to show culture Colombian and the wide range of offers for the promotion of national and international tourism in both countries. The event, which had about 50 attendees, was also attended by representatives of the airline Viva Air and Procolombia.
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Get to know the details of the launch of the new hotel chain EM HOTELS

The events that had their opening in the cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena de Indias from November 4 to 9, will run until December 17, 2021 in different cities nationwide.
More than 50 travel agents and tourism professionals were invited to the Official Launch of the new EM HOTELS Hotel Chain, which already has properties in Cartagena de Indias and Bogotá and is in the marketing phase of new and important establishments in the coffee zone. in the city of Cali, in the Rosario Islands (Cartagena de Indias) and on the verge of starting with establishments in Mexico and new alternatives in the Dominican Republic.
Great reception in the city of Barranquilla
About 45 tourism professionals gathered at the Hotel Barranquilla Plaza on November 4 with the launch of the EM HOTELS chain. With an integration lunch, the event was presided over by the Marketing Manager of the EM HOTELS chain Gustavo Pinedo Polo and the CIC Mayorista agency, who were in charge of presenting to the audience in a dynamic way all the news and new opportunities that it will bring. the new hotel chain.
"Our EM HOTELS project is getting stronger and stronger and we sincerely want to share with you, our great allies and friends, the possibilities that will open up with this dedicated and convinced effort that we have been carrying out since the birth of our new brand." stated during his speech.
During the event, Hotel Diez de Medelín was presented as a new ally to the group of hotels that now make up the EM HOTELS chain, thus completing 5 properties available for commercialization.
Massive assistance in Cartagena
Local agents and businessmen from the tourism sector attended the events held at the Cartagena Plaza Hotel on November 5 and 6 to learn about the news of the new chain. The integration events had the participation of the entire commercial team of EM HOTELS and representatives of the Allied Hotels: From Cali, Hotel Azor. Coffee axis, Hotel Las Camelias; Medellin, Hotel Diez category Colombia; Rosario Islands: Hotel Cocoliso Resort.
"Opportunities are given to all our agents and all those who wish to join EM HOTELS. We are here to contribute to the growth of tourism and the economic reactivation of our sector. At EM HOTELS we do not stop, we are constantly growing, always facing new challenges and paving the way for a brand that was born in Colombia and of which we are deeply proud ", stated the Director of Contracting and Product Claudia Gray.
"We are very happy to be able to join this project that is very much in line with our essence. At Hotel DIEZ, the appreciation and feeling that we profess for a purely Colombian product prompted us to be part of this chain that with so many years of experience, We know it will be a winning bet. Something is being "cooked" from Cartagena, there is something that is developing very well from EM HOTELS, and we are pleased to make this leap by joining as their new allies. " words of Jairo Suarez, Manager of Hotel Diez, Colombia category.
Total success in the Great National Fam Trip
With an inspection visit to the Hotel Cartagena Plaza and the Hotel Cocoliso Resort, 30 representatives of travel agencies nationwide were summoned from November 7 to 9 to learn about the benefits and characteristics of the products offered by EM HOTELS.
Led by the Marketing Manager Gustavo Pinedo Polo and the commercial staff, the attendees were able to know first-hand, in addition to the services, gastronomic and cultural aspects immersed in each of the experiences promoted by the new Hotel chain in the city of Cartagena.
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Know Six benefits that travel can bring to your health

Who doesn't love to travel? Proof of this is that so far in 2021, Colombians have made more than 10 million trips, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism - MinCIT.
Buying tickets, packing your luggage, planning activities to be carried out and then embarking on an adventure are activities that many people love and of course, they greatly increase emotions; The best thing is that unlike so many other things that provide pleasure, everything that involves traveling not only completely lacks contraindications, but, according to various scientific studies, it brings a large number of health benefits, in this blog you we show some of them:
1. Anti stress medicine
Without a doubt, traveling reduces stress, this seems the most obvious of the benefits. No matter how short your trip may seem and even if it is to a destination not too far away, getting out of the routine allows you to disconnect and find tranquility, leave your worries and anguish behind to enjoy the present. It is worth mentioning that for this benefit to be fulfilled, everything will depend on you, because the attitude is very important, you must go with a lot of desire to enjoy, know and put aside the routine.
2. Your brain will appreciate it.
Until some time ago it was believed that the human brain, from adulthood, is no longer modified, however, science has shown the opposite, many situations, landscapes, sounds and aromas, in addition to making a mental map of the place in which one is or having to communicate in another language stimulates the brain and makes it more creative. It is worth mentioning that traveling, according to several scientific studies, manages to bring benefits to the brain even to people who already have a neurological disease.
3. Strengthens the heart
As you read it, a study conducted by the Global Coalition On Aging, in the United States, determined that traveling helps reduce the risk of heart attack, especially for older people. We want to emphasize that physical activity derived from travel is beneficial for anyone, especially for those who have a very sedentary daily routine.
4. It will improve your self-esteem
Traveling is almost always synonymous with challenges: moving around, adapting to an unknown place, interacting with its people, sometimes dealing with problems such as differences in customs, culture and languages, entails a series of inconveniences that can be fun and even more. the search for the resources to solve them and be able to get ahead, it is these types of situations that provide benefits to enhance self-esteem as few other things can. The best thing about traveling is that it is something that will last a lifetime, as it becomes a source of future memories and anecdotes to tell.
5. You will value what you have
Often after a trip many people value much more what they have and stop complaining (or complain less) about what they lack, which also leads to greater emotional well-being. The situations that you will experience during your trip will undoubtedly also help you to have a broader vision and you will be able to face problems in a better way.
6. The way to happiness
Traveling provides greater happiness than buying things, that has been one of the conclusions reached by the psychologist Thomas Gilovich, in his studies on happiness. The main reason why this occurs is based on the fact that stored memories and the sum of experiences provide long-term pleasure and well-being, much longer than the satisfaction you feel when buying something lasts.
This is not a surprise, since many people, although it has been a long time to have traveled, check the gallery of their cell phones or cameras and smile remembering those moments lived during the adventure.
If you are looking for a way to escape the monotony, in addition to taking advantage of all the benefits that traveling can bring to your life, discover incredible destinations to enjoy the best experiences with EM HOTELS.
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The Good, the curious and the charming! of the Sal de Zipaquirá Cathedral

Although visiting the First Wonder of Colombia was not among the plans of the Festive Bridge - Well, I certainly prefer warm climates with sun, beach and sand ... - the effort of my best friend when trying to agree between the destinations to visit the End de Semana left me without many options: -Let's go to Bogotá! I want to know the Cathedral of Salt ... - As if he had written it down in his favorite places to be seen, in a couple of minutes he was filled with arguments and managed to convince me to be part of this new adventure.

We took a flight on Saturday, and we arrived in Bogotá at around 5:15 in the afternoon. Upon arrival, we planned the activities of our stay in the capital during the long weekend and after visiting various places in Bogotá, finally on Monday we headed to the municipality of Zipaquirá.

We left the Hotel at around 8:00 in the morning. The tour took us about 40 minutes leaving Bogotá. Great flow of cars. But nothing overwhelming and less with the beautiful landscapes that adorn the savannah. When we arrived in Zipaquirá, the first thing we noticed was the entrance to the town, very different from the municipalities we knew: A subtly elaborated arch in reddish bricks that welcome visitors to this wonderful place. Handicraft sales, shopping center and "piqueteaderos" on each side are at the entrance to Zipaquirá. Although our plan also included getting to know the town, we preferred to go first to the Cathedral and start our tour there:

The good:
If you have your own car, have two large parking areas: one located at the top of the mountain and another much higher up, closer to the entrance to the Mine, perfect if you go with small children, the elderly, or people with reduced mobility, as they will not have to climb steps.

The Cathedral is just one of the attractions that make up the "Salt Park" as such, outside of it you will find an amphitheater where events are held; a labyrinth to play with children, a square with a food court; several places with sale of souvenirs; there is also a wall to climb, and a zip line (*) to slide if this type of activity catches your eye.

Despite the altitude, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm the weather is quite manageable.

At the time of buying your tickets there is very specific information about the routes and the options you have. In the same way there is always a guide available to explain everything you need about the park. At the entrance to the mine, there are guides every 15 minutes who organize you into groups and make a station with stories and interesting facts about the place and the different sections of the mine: The Way of the Cross, The Dome and ships. Very important: Paramedics and first aid personnel are always in view of visitors for any type of emergency that may arise. The entrance is not expensive. You can spend between $ 30,000 and $ 40,000 pesos per adult. You can purchase additional tours from $ 3,000 pesos, depending on what catches your attention. If you want to know in addition to the park, part of Zipaquirá, we recommend you buy the tour on the famous Train and take a tour of this beautiful municipality.

Inside the Salt Mine, there are strategically placed signage for your orientation in Spanish and English. If you get lost, there are always park staff to help you get back on track. After the walks you can always buy sweets or something to "snack" inside the salt mine to recharge. Ideally, you should enter with at least one bottle of water for the journey, as the journey inside lasts approximately two (2) hours.

The curious:
Like a large amusement park, in the Parque de la Sal there is a whole organized system for its operation. All the staff working there are focused and committed to their work; intercommunicated by radio at all times and in fact they wear uniforms similar to those of a real miner: with helmets, vest and boots.

Make important calls and messages before entering the Mine, because at a depth of 180 meters, the signal for your mobile phone is usually lost. Rather, focus on taking a good amount of photos or if you prefer to save battery for when you go out, there is a staff equipped with professional cameras who can take the photos for you and give them to you on the way out as a souvenir. The mine, gentlemen, is also rented for events, and wedding receptions ... 180 meters deep.

The Enchanting
Among all the sites that are in the square before entering the mine, the Monument in the Plaza del Minero made of steel is perfect for a memorable selfie.

Once inside the tunnel the majesty surrounds you. Although the place is quite dark, the lighting details to highlight the carved stone figures are incredible. There are places where one would think to see natural light, but at that depth it is almost impossible.

The stone crosses are surprising. The tunnels and the atmosphere inside, between altars and colored caverns, is really beautiful.

The light show: absolutely unmissable, an art of the digital age where various figures take shape with hundreds of led lights.

The most beautiful and genuine pieces of emeralds can be found in the commercial area, inside the mine. If you are a lover of this precious stone, you will be amazed by the delicate pieces of jewelry displayed here in the different display cases.

Not to forget the visit, in the commercial area, you will be able to find the most beautiful and unimaginable figures carved in salt; Many souvenirs from the mine and it is almost impossible to resist taking a souvenir of this place that is undoubtedly a true Wonder!

* A zip line, canopy, or zip line is a pulley suspended by cables mounted on a slope or incline. They are designed to be driven by gravity and can slide from top to bottom on a cable, usually stainless steel.
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If you are going to Bogotá for events, this is what to keep in mind

Under a lead gray sky on rainy days and intense blue on sunny mornings, the capital city receives daily national and foreign visitors who come to Bogotá with the interest of participating in conventions, congresses or professional training events. If this is the case for you and your next travel destination is the capital city, the following tips will allow you to better organize your schedule and get the most out of your stay:

• Before traveling, make a conscious budget for your travel and consumption expenses, and other eventualities that could arise unexpectedly. A checklist will be very helpful.

• Find out about the weather before you travel and pack the appropriate clothing for your event. The temperature in Bogotá ranges between 13 ° C and 18 ° C, at night it can drop to lower levels. Keep in mind that the driest months are January, February, March, and December. The rainiest April, May, September, October and November.

• Make sure you choose a hotel with a strategic location that allows you to be closer to the place of your event or that at least has easy access to the different means of transport in the city. This will help you optimize your time moving from one site to another.

• Charge your mobile devices, cell phone, tablet or computer, in advance if you need them and do not forget to always carry your battery charger.

• Be clear about the location of your event, find out in advance about the traffic flow in the city and try to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time. If you have a mobile device, help yourself with your GPS system.

• In the case of training activities, choose light and energizing meals at breakfast, in such a way that they allow you to maintain concentration during the day.

• In training events, study your program or the theme to be covered in the event. Read in detail the content of all the communications that are presented in this regard. Leave nothing to improvisation and keep an open mind to knowledge.

• In Bogotá, cultures from all over the country and the world come together, therefore, do not miss the opportunity to meet new people during your event, integrate and interact with the participants. Allow yourself to expand your professional circle, you will be surprised by the wonderful people you will meet.

• Once the event is over and in the comfort of your hotel or on your way home, prepare a document in which everything that seems of interest to you is recorded: relevant presentations, possible research data to open in the future, Emails of the people you have contacted, websites of interest, etc.
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The largest Botanical Garden in Colombia is located in Bogotá

Even when the capital city moves to the rhythm of modern hectic life, Bogotá also has fascinating and ideal places to find tranquility in the midst of chaos. Sites that coexist between asphalt roads and sophisticated concrete buildings.

Visiting the parks, hills and gardens of Bogotá is a perfect plan to share and enjoy the outdoors and nature, and among them, the "José Celestino Mutis" Botanical Garden is one of the jewels that you will undoubtedly enjoy while you are in the capital.

Located in the Bogotá shroud, the largest Botanical Garden in Colombia takes its name from the naturalist, mathematician and astronomer from Cádiz José Celestino Mutis. It covers an area of approximately 19 hectares and is a cultural center founded in 1955.

It is a place of research, education, and leisure. It has specialized workshops in Botany, environmental projects, and exhibitions for lovers of nature and various plant species. Among the objectives of this magical place is to strengthen environmental education in citizens, generate awareness, knowledge and commitment to environmental conservation.

The garden offers guided tours lasting approximately 2 hours, and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday (Hours enabled here)

The tour proposes a visit through the different collections that are preserved in the Garden, with a focus on the diversity that exists in the Colombian flora and fauna. For this reason, it has different heated greenhouses at different temperatures where the flora of the different regions and thermal floors of the Country is exhibited. Take a photo in the rose collection, one of the most important spaces in the Botanical Garden, which has 73 varieties of this flower among other ornamental species.

With a special program, the garden celebrates on the last Sundays of each month the special Day called Garden at Night, a different plan and with multiple entertainment activities that range from documentary film projections and poetry recitals to musical presentations, gastronomic samples and literary workshops. Generally, entry to this particular event requires registration and is completely free.

To keep in mind:

• Animals, toys or bicycles are not allowed in the garden, as they can affect the collections.
• The garden has a cafeteria - restaurant for the service of its visitors.
• Children 5 years old and under and adults over 62 years old do not pay.
Address: Avenida Calle 63 No. 68-95, Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden Bogotá Colombia.
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