VanityBA: Argentina Medical Tourism Attracting More Foreigners

More foreigners are choosing Argentina for elective and non-elective medical procedures according to two reports out this week from the Ministry of Tourism and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPA). In terms of revenue, the government numbers show medical tourism in Argentina has grown 25% over the last four years to become a US$100 million industry. Argentina luxury …

VanityBA: Argentina Car Wash Owners Attack The Local Weatherman

The local TV news is Argentina is not that much different from local news is other corners of the world: well coiffed animatronic figures reading off teleprompters, mindless banter between anchors, a sports guy who spews lots of cliches and a weatherman who is revered in the community. Who among us doesn’t love the 5-day forecasts they dispense on a …

VanityBA: “Cola Less” Defies Age, Gravity On Argentine Coast

When we published InvestBA’s Most Read Stories of 2012, we had to clarify these were the real estate posts our readers know and love. Although not technically a property story, last summer’s Cola Reef makeover did cover up some real estate that was previously showcased in summers past. Now comes word from the Argentine coast that forty and fifty-something females are …

VanityBA: iPhone 5 Release Dates For Argentina & Uruguay

They’re dancing out of the glass cube on 5th Avenue, high-fiving punters on Regent Street and chest-bumping keeners at the Eaton Centre. The iPhone 5 has landed, and the shortlist of approved countries reads more like the seating chart at a G8 summit: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. For iPhone fanatics in Argentina and …

VanityBA: Why Gyms Are A Healthy Investment In Argentina

Local retail sales and consumer confidence may be cooling, but don’t tell that to the owners of Argentina fitness centers where 9 out of 10 gyms are growing and double-digit increases in membership rates are only outpaced by membership growth. According to Cronista, fitness is a US$925 million industry in Argentina, a country where some 2.3 million members run, squat, swim, …