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This section will provide you with all the necessary information on the event venue, the host city and discounts and recommendations for hotels and travel to Cartagena



Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most magnificent bays, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center is an emblematic building at the heart of Cartagena’s Old Town.

A well-developed hospitality infrastructure positions Cartagena as Colombia’s most international city, as well as its go-to destination for industry events and its window to the Caribbean region. The city’s rich historical charm, cobbled streets, lively plazas, flower-laden balconies and legendary "magical realism" continue to draw in business travellers, tourists and event planners alike.

Since it opened in 1982, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center has hosted the vast majority of Colombia’s high-profile congresses. To this day, it is one of South America’s most iconic venues.

Address: Getsemaní, Calle 24 #8A-344, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

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The Center is an active member of the International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA) y the only Colombian member of the International Association of Convention Center (AIPC). 

The Cartagena de Indias Convention Center has hosted the VIth Summit of the Americas in 2012, where it accommodated heads of state from all countries of the Americas; Interpol’s 82nd General Assembly in 2013, which was attended by 148 member nations; the Signing of the Pacific Alliance in 2014; The Convention Center also hosted the 32nd International Drug Enforcement Conference in 2015.



Discounts for all event attendees on routes operated by Avianca directly, conditions apply. Non aplicable to shared or co-shared routes with other airlines.

Discounts terms and conditions:
Discounts only apply to routes where Cartagena (Colombia) is the final destination.
Discounts apply to all classes available at the time of booking, except classes that belong to the Promo fare family or private or net rates.
Discounts apply the conditions of the fare purchased.
Discounts apply for round trips made ​​within five (5) days before and five (5) days after the event.
Do not apply over the TAX value, airport fees, administrative fees, fuel surcharges and other applicable charges, values ​​which must be paid in full and directly by the traveler at the time of ticket purchase. Avianca is exempt from payment of any tax migratory airport or country tax. Event attendees who use the discounts offered, will be elegible for earning miles and access to Executive Lounges according to their Frequent Flyer Program level.

Event attendees can book and buy their tickets on or Avianca's call centers. Event attendees should insert (or mention) the promo code: GN132 (specifically assigned to the event) when booking.
The passenger must also present a supporting document (registration letter, invoice, invitation letter etc) stating that the purpose of his/her trip is the attendance to the conference WORLD NEWS MEDIA CONGRESS, WORLD EDITORS FORUM, WORLD ADVERTISING FORUM.



Cartagena offers world-class hotels such as Hilton, Radisson Blue, Intercontinental, Sheraton, as well as many small and exquisite boutique hotels in the old colonial town within walking distance to the Convention Center.

Please follow the link to our exclusive hotel booking platform, where you can find different hotels with specials rates just for you.

NOTE: BOOK FAST! Our special rates in the Downtown area are almost finished! In case no more rooms are available in that area, we advise you book via or other online booking platforms.

Cartagena offers a wide variety of hotels in the different areas of the city: 

Downtown-Gestemaní, North Zone and Bocagrande.



The hotels in Downtown and Getsmaní are within walking distance to our venue and are situated in the historic center. It is a very safe area to walk around (also at night) and offers many small plazas with restaurants and bars, ancient churches, colorful houses with flower adorned balconies and narrow streets.

The hotels in the North Zone are 10 minutes away by taxi. These hotels offer excellent quality at the shore of the Colombian Carribean, while being at a reasonable distance from the historic center. 

The hotels in Bocagrande are five minutes away by taxi and are located on the Carribean as well. Bocagrande is the most modern part of the city, and where the largest international hotels are located.

Discover more recommended by Tripadvisor here.



Cartegena de Indias is one Latin America's most beautiful cities.

The city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded by Pedro de Heredia in 1533; the colonial architecture of its buildings is protected by the most complete set of fortifications in South America.

It is located above sea level and has a tropical climate that ranges between 28° C and 32° C. Due to its geographical position, Cartagena has no changing seasons.



The historic center enclosed by the walls of Cartagena is the soul of the city. It has inspired artists like Gabriel García Márquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. In addition to absorbing the history of centuries-old cobblestone streets, you can explore the Castle of San Felipe, experience the wonder of the city’s many colonial churches, and even enjoy a leisurely swim in a nearby mud volcano.

Known for the 6.8 miles of fortified walls built around it by the Spaniards, Cartagena has a historic center that should be explored slowly and calmly. A number of festivals devoted to film and classical music are held here. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, Cartagena is also an ideal location for scuba diving, snorkeling and cruises, among other activities. 

For more information on what to do in Cartagena and in Colombia, take a peak at our "Social Events & Tours" section.  



For visitors, the city offers a diversity of options with its 11 kilometers of beaches and nearby archipelago islands, ideal for enjoying the breeze, the sun and all kinds of water sports; lots of streets, alleys and ramparts waiting to be explored, squares and parks where you can feel and experience the mixture of cultures between Cartagena and its visitors, natural scenery, among other places which will make that you understand why the city is considered the birthplace of magical realism, and where its people will await you with open arms.

For more information about Cartagena de Indias' activities, museums, night life, restaurants, history, tours, visit the website of Cartagena's Tourism Office and Colombia's Promotion Office

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