Expo Tourism Surges 600% in Argentina Since 2004

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, hotels & casinos, tourism

Yesterday we learned about the triple-digit growth of Argentina’s wine tourism industry over the past four years. Earlier this month, we read about record international flight and cruise ship arrivals. Now this weekend in Barcelona, Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism will tout Argentina’s prowess in capturing one of the most important segments in the travel industry: meetings and expos. The Global …

HDI: Argentina, Uruguay Receive High Scores for Living Standards

Patrick Archer global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

The United Nations Human Development Report 2011 is out this week, and our two favorite countries received very high marks when it comes to various measures of life expectancy, education and per capita income. Of the 187 countries surveyed, Argentina and Uruguay ranked 45th and 48th, respectively on the Human Development Index (HDI). Of the 20 countries in Latin America, Argentina ranked …

Google, Coca-Cola & Unilever Named Argentina’s Best Employers

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, us companies

If there were an Olympics for the best employers in Argentina, the countries standing on the podium at the medal ceremony would be USA, USA and UK/Netherlands. Only instead of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, all three would be taking home the gold according to the annual ranking by Argentina business magazine Apertura. In the 2011 Best Employers in Argentina …

Cordoba: Argentina’s Second City Often First in Affordability

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate

We already know that Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most affordable major metros, but what if you’re looking for an even greater bang for your greenback? Well, look no further than Argentina’s second city, Cordoba, where some neighborhoods are among the most affordable in Argentina. In an article titled “Who has the cheapest square meter?”, PuntoBiz shares a sweeping …

Brazil’s Importance Keeps Rising for Argentina Wine Exports, Tourism

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

The Portuguese accents and “Muito Obrigados” covering the Masters of Food & Wine barrel in the lobby of the Park Hyatt Mendoza were a good clue earlier this year. Now, mid-year wine export numbers and a Trapiche study of consumption habits confirm Brazil’s untapped upside as a consumer of Argentine wine and wine tourism. On assignment in Mendoza, Luiz Guimares of …