Accommodation registration card will be mandatory in Colombia for tourist accommodation

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The Ministry of Commerce indicated that, in order to issue the document, each lodging must have the National Tourism Registry active. Details below

Accommodation registration card will be mandatory in Colombia for tourist accommodation

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The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism reported that, Colombian accommodation services must implement the < b>Accommodation Registration Card (TRA), so they can keep an inventory of the guests they receive.

According to the portfolio, the measure is required thanks to the provisions of article 22 of Law 2068 of 2020.

Accommodation service providers those who already have software for registering their visitors, will have until next Tuesday, November 24 to implement the Accommodation Registration Card.

In the case of providers thatThey still do not have software to keep track of their guests, they will have until February 24, 2023 to implement the TRA.

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“For the implementation of the Accommodation Registration Card, providers of the service must have the active number of the National Tourism Registry (RNT) and have access to the email account reported in it”, explained the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arturo Bravo.

Next, the official recalled that the measure will be mandatory for all accommodation establishments. tourism, including tourist housing and other types of tourist accommodation.

The providers of tourist accommodation services that must implement their TRA, may process it through the following web page :

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Commerce also announced that, during the month of September, 39.5% of non-mining goods that were exported were destined for Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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According to the latest analysis of the Office of Economic Studies of the Ministry, which was based on figures issued by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane), Colombia exported in the ninth month of this year US$722.9 million to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

In volume 289,791.7 tons were sold to these countries, an increase of 3.1%”, highlighted the Commerce portfolio, adding that, compared to the same period of time in 2021, the figure meant an increase of 11%.

As for The main products that Colombia exported, the Ministry explained that they were plastics, vehicles for the transport of people, palm oil, medicines, sweets and candies, soaps, soluble coffee, beauty preparations, paper, cardboard , among others.

Given the panorama, the Minister of Commerce, Germán Umaña, pointed out that the portfolio will launch an agenda to strengthen economic and political relations, among others, with the member countries of the Andean Community (CAN).

“We support a joint agenda in economic and commercial matters, but above all in productive complementation, border integration and many other things in the region< /b>. It is necessary to once again have common objectives in an internationalization framework with a human face and continue strengthening the CAN and mechanisms such as the Pacific Alliance”, the senior official specified.

Front Regarding the balance of the first nine months of the year, the Ministry reported that the 16 countries mentioned above, received from Colombia a total of US$6,225.6 million in exports of non-mining energy goods, which was equivalent to to an increase of 19.7% compared to the same period of time in 2021.