What Do You Need to Become a Winemaker in Argentina?

Patrick Archer aruba, creative class, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

From Bono to De Niro, the list of ricos y famosos buying their own private vineyards in Argentina keeps getting longer, as global appreciation and demand for Argentine wines continue to soar. But you don’t have to be the frontman for rock’s top-grossing act or the world’s greatest living actor to own your own vineyard and bottle your own private …

Punta del Este Real Estate Permits Rise 25% in Maldonado

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Developer enthusiasm for new construction projects in and around Punta del Este continued to grow in 2011, according to new numbers released from the Maldonado Office of Urban Planning. With three weeks remaining in 2011, it appears Maldonado will end the year with requests for 8 million square feet of new homes and condominiums in Punta del Este and surrounding …

Incentives Could Make Argentina Cruise Season A Year Round Celebration

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

Just before the official beginning of cruise season here in the Southern Cone, we explained how the season just keeps getting longer in Argentina and Uruguay. What used to be a tight two-month window with only a few vessels has suddenly blossomed into a seven-month engagement with hundreds of ships and thousands of visitors from as far away as the …

In Punta del Este, Growing Concern Fewer Argentines Will Be Coming Ashore

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay

A perfect storm of ARS:UYU currency weakness, recently imposed dollar conversion controls and looming fears Uruguay may soon be much less of a tax haven has many Punta del Este developers and hoteliers envisioning an uncertain future with fewer Argentines. “Several Punta del Este real estate projects have hit the brakes and sales are practically frozen,” writes La Nacion’s Nelson …

Meeting and 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 …