Friday, March 31, 2023

Surprising: Cartagena tour guide returns a wallet with 20 million pesos he found abandoned

Fabian Andres, a tourist promoter on the beaches of Cartagena de Indias in the area known as Playa Blanca, became an example of honesty this Sunday, January 29, after a courageous action that revealed the goodness of his heart.

The guide found a wallet full of money in his work area that could have changed his life or at least saved him part of his hard work under the sun for a few months, but he decided to return them, which he were.

the money was forgotten by a national tourist – photo: Courtesy of the Mayor of Cartagena

Her decision led her to immediately call the police and tourism officials to trace the owner of the wallet. A total of 20 million pesos and two national credit cards.

“This time, thanks to our people from the Cartagena National Heritage and Tourism Protection Group, we want to highlight the work of the tour guide Fabian, who took care, accompanied and He protected the wealth of a national tourist so that it would not be destroyed”, the officials said.

for officers, Fabian Andres’s actions enhance the image of Cartagena and tourist promoters That in recent months he was accused of several abuses against tourists (other cases).

Police Reported The Matter
Police reported the matter – photo: Video capture provided by police

The officer exposes the matter to the tourist and the promoter, saying, “He makes a big deal of going and returning with the money the tourist neglects at the time of enjoyment and pleasure in the city.” ,

The man who collected the money thanked the guide, to search for her and said that she had shown him the confidence to leave her bag in his care, where her cell phone and other belongings were.

“Then he gave me that trust and I left my briefcase, my cell phone, everything, my money, which was a huge amount and it’s worth noting… It’s really a very nice gesture and there No word is true,” said the tourist, who he identified as Felipe.

For his part, in the midst of the interrogation the guide thanked the tourist for choosing instead his city to spend time with his family and assured that he was always aware of his well-being.

Fabian, The Guide Who Returned The 20 Million Pesos That Were Found
Fabian, the guide who returned the 20 million pesos that were found – photo: Video capture provided by police

“I am glad that he enjoyed himself, that he came to Cartagena for a holiday, in a moment of joy and ecstasy he neglected, but as a good guide, I knew of him, that he did not miss, and that’s what happened to his family for the best”, said Fabian Andres.

He immediately took the opportunity to invite Colombians to come to Cartagena to enjoy and get to know the city, its beaches and its culture.

“I invite you to come to Cartagena and get to know our city and our culture”, The young man appreciated everyone.

Sightseeing in Cartagena

At this time, the city of Cartagena is in the midst of high season in terms of cruises. In the month of December alone, 33 boats arrived with over 84,000 visitors, which translated into an economic impact of over ten million dollars.

Beginning in 2023, in the first eight days of January, 11 cruise ships passed through La Héroica and five were multiple calls, i.e. with more than one ship a day. There were seven boats in town last week, making about $1.7 million in profit, According to data from Business Research and Economic Advisors (BRAY), each cruise passenger spends an average of $122 in the city and crew members spend $70.

So far, the cruise season is considered a success, especially with the arrival of a ship called the Everima. From the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection line, which is considered one of the most luxurious in the world.

In 2022 - 2023, Approximately 626,900 Visitors Are Expected To Arrive In Colombia.
In 2022 – 2023, approximately 626,900 visitors are expected to arrive in Colombia. – photo: MinComercio

According to data provided by the Tourism Corporation (Corporismo), Cartagena is Colombia’s most important cruise port, receiving over 95% of ships arriving in the country. And it is expected that, by the end of the 2022-2023 season, more than 350,000 passengers will have arrived.

“The Colombian Caribbean city will also experience an increase in its hotel offering and activities over the next year. In terms of air connectivity, for example, the city has announced new direct flights to Santiago de Chile and São Paulo, with three and four weekly flights respectively. It has continued to strengthen its tourism potential with increasing frequencies.

On the other hand, in the coming months, the Four Seasons hotel chain will land in the city, as will the Dreams Caribana Cartagena in 2022 through the Apple Leisure Group, which will bring new experiences, as is the case with new luxuries. By Metropolitan Touring’s Magdalena River through an alliance with AmaWaterways.

Nation World News Desk
Nation World News Desk
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news