Uruguay360: Website Offers Panoramic Window to the Best of Uruguay

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, hotels & casinos, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay

We saw earlier this week how better coordination and public/private cooperation are yielding record levels of wine and expo tourism for Argentina. Across the river in Uruguay, on pace to hit a record 3,000,000 inbound visitors this year, technology is also playing a key role thanks to a new website offering breathtaking views of some of the country’s most emblematic buildings, hotels and beaches. …

Expo Tourism Surges 600% in Argentina Since 2004

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

Yesterday we learned about the triple-digit growth of Argentina’s wine tourism industry over the past four years. Earlier this month, we read about record international flight and cruise ship arrivals. Now this weekend in Barcelona, Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism will tout Argentina’s prowess in capturing one of the most important segments in the travel industry: meetings and expos. The Global …

Walmart International Sees Strongest Sales Growth in Argentina

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, us companies

Despite the media hype and bizarre headlines generated by the just completed Black Friday retail event, the annual day-after-Thanksgiving shopping holiday has come and gone with little economic impact in the US. In fact, a leading survey of economists forecasts US growth will be a modest 2.5% in the final three months of 2011. Just as a famous Wendy’s ad …

First Luxury Social Networks in South America Attracting Luxe Lovers in Brazil

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, technology, tourism

Lifestyle social networks have been effective tools for creating online private membership clubs or invitation-only environments where members receive insider information and significant discounts on luxury travel. While membership on these sites has focused heavily on the U.S. (Jetsetter, UrbanDaddy) and Europe (A Small World, Quintessentially), it seems South America wants access to the VIP lounge. Not surprisingly, party and …

Swiss Investors Drawn to Buenos Aires Real Estate

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate

A group of 50 executives from Switzerland came to Argentina last week to explore opportunities in the Buenos Aires real estate market. Several members of the group like Hans-Peter Bauer have already invested millions of dollars in the acquisition of BA raw land and properties, according to Telam. Bauer says his group plans to increase their stake in Buenos Aires …