Praia e Sol: Brazil Is Still The #1 Vacation Destination for Argentines

Patrick Archer global rankings, tourism

We learned last week that Buenos Aires is the #1 destination of choice for Brazilian tourists (even over Orlando and New York), and it appears that Argentine tourists are still reciprocating. New figures released this morning by Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism show that our northern neighbor welcomed 5.16 million foreign visitors last year, an 8% increase over the 4.8 million …

Buenos Aires Is Brazilians’ Number One Tourist Destination

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

We know for a growing number of Argentines, “BA” stands for Brasil Ahora!, a fact that can be validated on the beaches of Florianopolis and the Foz do Iguazu. But the travel and tourism festival de amor works both ways according to new data from Brazil’s Hotelier News. Argentina’s Tourism Hotel Association (ATHA) says the number of Brazilian tourists in …

Expo Tourism Surges In Buenos Aires, Cordoba & Mendoza

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, tourism

Argentina’s growing allure for international tourists can now be seen in the expo and convention business, according to a new report from The International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA). While only 25 international expos were held in Argentina back in 2004, that number grew to 145 by 2009 making Argentina one of the Top 20 countries in the world for …

Buquebus Opens Its First Franchise Outside of Buenos Aires in Tandil

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, tourism, uruguay

The Uruguay tourism juggernaut that is Buquebus just keeps growing, diversifying and extending its travel and tourism offerings in Argentina and Uruguay. In a ceremony held at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Buquebus announced the grand opening of its first franchise in the beautiful city of Tandil. Buquebus Tandil will be the company’s first franchise in Argentina, an important step …

New York Times: Colonia Real Estate Attracting More Foreign Investors

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Lionel Messi (“the little man in the orange shoes”) and the Argentine Seleccion were showered with compliments this morning by The New York Times for their performance last night in New Jersey, but Uruguay also received its fair share of praise this week. Cesar Barrios of La Republica tells Uruguay readers that Colonia was just featured in a Times article …