Travel Impressions Expands South America Portfolio With Addition of Colombia's Historic Cartagena

FARMINGDALE, NY (November 28, 2017) — After bolstering its product line with new tours to Iceland, Italy and Switzerland, Travel Impressions ( balances out its European growth by adding Cartagena to its portfolio. The leading agent-exclusive operator now offers vacations to the culturally significant South American destination etched into Colombia's northern coast with a dozen luxurious accommodation options, including two Karisma resorts and well-known hotel brands such as Hilton and Hyatt.

Founded in 1533, Cartagena received independence from Spain in 1811 and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. One of National Geographic's "Places You Need to Visit in 2017," Cartagena overlooks the Caribbean Sea approximately 500 miles south of Jamaica and is known for its colonial, European-style architecture.

Cartagena is known for its colonial, European-style architecture

"Cartagena is a great option for clients with diverging interests since it truly offers something for everyone: culture, history and architecture with the largest variety of birds, butterflies and orchids—and also pristine beaches—right on the Caribbean Sea. If one traveler is interested in Europe and the other prefers relaxing beachside in Mexico or the Caribbean, you can be sure they'll both fall head over heels for Cartagena," said Scott Wiseman, president of Travel Impressions.

"The beach and architecturally appealing Bocagrande district is easily accessible from hotels like InterContinental Cartagena de Indias and Hyatt Regency Cartagena," Wiseman noted. "And for exceptional luxury that's a destination within the destination, the Conrad Cartagena is a guaranteed hit ... and not just from the tees at the 18-hole TPC golf course on site!"

Travel Impressions will launch its Cartagena portfolio with the following hotels and resorts:

  • Allure Chocolat Hotel, by Karisma
  • Allure Bon Bon Hotel, by Karisma
  • Capilla del Mar
  • Conrad Cartagena
  • Hilton Cartagena
  • Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros
  • Hyatt Regency Cartagena
  • InterContinental Cartagena de Indias
  • Las Americas Casa de Playa
  • Las Americas Torre del Mar
  • Occidental Cartagena
  • Royal Decameron Bar¨

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