Stick & Beach Ball: Polo Tourism On The Rise

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Polo continues to gain mass appeal thanks to high profile events like London’s Polo in the Park or last month’s Polo World Cup on South Beach. The annual events, which both feature teams and sponsors from Argentina, is a prime example of how the Sport of Kings can be a key driver of tourism across classes, cultures and nationalities. The …

European Luxury Imports Are Booming in Buenos Aires

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If March sales figures were any indication, 2010 will be a very good year for European luxury automakers exporting to Argentina. According to iProfesional; Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche all posted double or triple-digit gains in units sold compared to March 2009. Several factors are contributing to the current boom: the falling Euro, pent-up demand after automakers slashed production and …

Buenos Aires Home is South America’s Most Expensive

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A property in Buenos Aires is now the most expensive listing in South America but, interestingly enough, the house may not be the biggest attraction for potential buyers. Spread out over 185 acres in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Pilar, the La Felicitas Polo Club features the 29,000 square foot main residence, a 6,400 square foot clubhouse, two stables, a …

HoJo con PoLo: Howard Johnson Goes Upscale in Argentina

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As the wave of new developments and gated communities grows in Buenos Aires, Clarin reports on the simultaneous growth in the number of local projects featuring luxury hotels and resort-style amenities. “The goal is to offer a value-added service to the property owner,” says Clarin, “giving them benefits within the development (assorted discounts) and enhancing the overall comfort level of …

Cambiaso: The World’s Greatest Polo Player

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Jordan. Brady. Tiger. It’s a short list of professional athletes who reach the pinnacle of their respective sports and become so famous (or infamous depending on your personal loyalty), fans simply refer to them by one name. If polo has a seat at that table of sporting legends, Cambiaso would be another name to add to the list. La Nación …