Montevideo QR Codes Bring Zapping To City’s Historic District

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, culture, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay

The City of Montevideo is placing plaques with QR codes on some of the most treasured historic buildings in the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). A total of 39 buildings already bear the QR codes which make a walking tour of the historic district more enjoyable and informative from an architectural appreciation standpoint. For instance, zapping the front door of the …

What Are Average Hotel Prices In Argentina’s Top Tourist Destinations?

Patrick Archer average prices, competitiveness, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism

With a relatively strong dollar, a plummeting peso and an abundance of summer travel deals, inbound tourism is on the rise again in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. So where will you get the most bang for your travel buck in terms of hotels? A new survey from Buenos Aires-based Trivago sheds light on average prices for hotels …

Uruguay Lobbying For Qatar, South African Flights To Montevideo

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, tourism, uruguay

The Ministry of Transportation and Public Works is encouraging Qatar Airways and South African Airways to add service to Montevideo’s Carrasco International (MVD) from Doha and Johannesburg, respectively. Qatar currently offers direct flights to Buenos Aires (Map), while SAA serves both Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo (Map). In exchange for flights to Montevideo, Uruguay is offering both airlines pilot training …

Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, creative class, foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, visionaries

The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

AirEuropa Wants To Expand Service To Montevideo

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, tourism, uruguay

A modern motorcoach dubbed El Bus de la Alegria (Happiness) covered with soothing images of coastal Uruguay is winding its way through the Spanish countryside from Barcelona to Bilbao and Málaga to Madrid. Once on board, visitors can learn more about Uruguay tourism destinations and sample gourmet fare direct from el campo uruguayo. Air Europa, the Spanish carrier that initiated Madrid …