VanityBA: Strange Wave of Political Correctness Washes Up On BA Beaches

It happens every summer in Buenos Aires. After weeks of holiday parties and triple-digit temperatures, something bizarre washes ashore that creates a scandal and makes national headlines. First fake Viagra, then a “modified” Dakar Rally truck, and now political correctness and metrosexuals on the beaches in the Province of Buenos Aires. First the political correctness. California-based surf company Reef, which …

Staycations: Hoteles.com Report Shows More Argentines Want to Vacation at Home

A new report from Hoteles.com sheds some interesting light on the most sought-after vacation destinations among Argentines. The worldwide leader in hotel reservations just published the Top 20 list of global destinations with the largest one-year increase in search requests among Argentines, and destinos argentinos dominated 3 of the Top 5 and 6 of the Top 10. Cordoba ranked #1 …

Argentina & Uruguay Rank Among The Safest Countries in Western Hemisphere

We already know how favorably Buenos Aires ranks collectively in the Citi and Mercer global indices, while Argentina and Uruguay are consistently #1 and #2 in International Living’s Quality of Life Rankings for Latin America. Now comes a new global ranking and fortunately Argentina and Uruguay were a complete no-show: The Most Dangerous Cities in the World. Mexico-based Seguridad, Justicia …

SLIMA: Argentina Named One of World’s Four Emerging Tourism Destinations

Explosive growth countries are BRICs, European debt traps are PIGS, and now a select few travel meccas have been labeled SLIMA. At last year’s World Travel Market in London, the leading global event for the travel industry, attendees were asked to name the four countries they considered to be the world’s emerging tourism destinations. The results of the November survey …

InvestBA Presents Argentina’s Top 10 Wine Export Markets

An excellent analysis today by MDZ Online’s Federico Manrique of the growth in Argentine wine exports and a closer examination of the Top 10 in terms of the US$ value of Argentine wine shipments abroad and total volume shipped in liters. The only problem is you would need a super-spy-secret-decoder-ring to decipher the blurred ranking from Wines of Argentina. Ah, but …