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

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

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 …

Under Clear Skies, LAN, Aerolineas Resume Daily Flights to Bariloche Today

Patrick Archer tourism

The New Year is getting off to a good start for the region of Argentina that probably deserves it the most. After a dismal 2011 tourist season caused by the ash clouds from a Chilean volcano, the major carriers are all set to resume daily flights to Bariloche today. La Nacion reports that Aerolineas, Austral and LAN will resume flights …

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

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism

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 …

80% of Brazilians Choose Argentina for Shopping, Culture & Nightlife

Patrick Archer foreign investment, tourism

We have charted the rapid rise of the Brazilian economy and the corresponding surge in Brazilian tourists in Argentina over the past few years. When the news broke that Brazilians were spending over US$2 billion a month on foreign travel, the Brazilian Central Bank said the combination of economic growth and a strong real were the primary catalysts. While Brazilians only accounted for …

The Emirates Have Landed: Dubai Just Got A Little Closer to Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism

The strengthening ties between Argentina and the Middle East just got a little stronger this week, thanks to new daily service between Dubai and Buenos Aires aboard Emirates, the flagship carrier of Dubai in the UAE. The first Emirates flight to Argentina landed Tuesday night in Buenos Aires, and an Argentine pilot was at the controls of the ultra-modern Boeing …