Double-Digit Growth & Record Revenue For Mendoza Tourism

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

“Come for the Mendoza wine and vineyards, but stay for the horseback riding, fine dining, whitewater rafting, olive tourism, hiking, futbol tournaments, beauty pageants, downhill skiing, rugby matches, new shopping centers and casinos.” OK, maybe it’s a tad verbose, but it’s hard to summarize all of the factors making Mendoza the tourism juggernaut it is today. All of the above …

Despite Slowdown Abroad, Record Tourism Arrivals, Spending in Argentina & Uruguay

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

More positive tourism data today on both sides of the River Plate validating the growing attraction of Argentina and Uruguay as a safe, affordable refuge despite economic weakness playing out on other continents. Not only are foreign visitors coming in greater numbers, they are staying longer and spending more. Newly released tourism numbers for Argentina reveal over 220,000 international passenger …

Argentina To Begin Courting More Asian Tourists

Patrick Archer tourism

Argentina set new tourism records last year in terms of airline passenger and cruise ship arrivals, but the country isn’t exactly resting on her laureles turi­sticos. In fact, Argentina and Chile are joining forces in a coordinated bi-national campaign to attract more tourists from Australia, South Africa, China and the Middle East. The new Asian campaign was announced at last …

Cruceristas: Record Cruise Ship Arrivals in Buenos Aires, Uruguay

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

City traffic was heavier than usual here in Punta del Este yesterday. Yes, it is high season and the weather is perfect, but there was a sudden influx of casually-dressed pedestrians with accents other than casetllano. As the new arrivals made their way along the Rambla del Puerto, the four large cruise ships on which they traveled sat glistening in …

Another Record Year of International Arrivals at Argentina Airports

Patrick Archer tourism

Argentina’s soaring popularity as a destination of choice for world travelers is reflected in the 2010 passenger data just released by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, the consortium that manages the 33 busiest airports in the country. “From January through December of last year, 22.8 million passengers passed through those terminals,” writes Cronista’s Nuria Rebon, “which is a 12.4% increase over 2009 …