Buenos Aires Ranks #3 For Visitor Spending In Latin America

[soliloquy id=”20311″] International visitors in the City of Buenos Aires spend US$2.2 billion annually according to a new analysis of international arrivals and visitors spending in the world’s 132 most important destination cities. The new edition of the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index estimates Buenos Aires will welcome 2.1 million international arrivals this year who will spend a total of …

Uruguay Wineries Betting Tannat, Quality Will Open Export Markets

[soliloquy id=”20297″] Uruguay wine exports have surged over 500% since 2011, but many producers believe a new focus is needed to raise awareness and win more converts abroad. Uruguay Wines Look For Quality To Open The World’s Door is the headline of Mayte de Leon’s well-researched analysis in El Observador which documents how many Uruguay bodegas are producing more premium …

Another Luxury Hotel Coming To Montevideo’s Punta Carretas

[soliloquy id=”20286″] A new luxury hotel will soon open in Punta Carretas, the most expensive neighborhood per square meter in Montevideo and no stranger to new hotel construction in recent years. The Oliva Luxury will be a 30-key, five-star boutique hotel with guest amenities including a restaurant, spa, fitness center, conference room, coffee shop and cigar lounge, according to El …

Uruguay Internet Connection Speeds Surge As Fiber Optic Spreads

[soliloquy id=”20253″] Uruguay Internet connection speeds are surging thanks to the spread of a national fiber optic network combined with affordable monthly plans for residential and business customers. Uruguay already has the fastest and cheapest Internet access in Latin America, and now the speed gap between Uruguay and other countries in the region is widening, according to Akamai’s 2014 State …

New Buenos Aires Expo & Convention Center “Rising” Below Recoleta

[soliloquy id=”20243″] The new Buenos Aires Convention & Expo CenterĀ (CEC) is under construction in Recoleta and promises to be another transformative project in terms of creating green space, enhancing quality of life and attracting large-scale expo tourism year-round. The City of Buenos Aires is spending $336 million pesos (US$41.3 million) on the 22,000 square meter (234,000 square foot) project which …