Argentina, Uruguay Post Double-Digit Gains in Cruise Ship Arrivals

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The South American cruise season officially ended last week with the arrival of Japan’s Asuka II, a fitting super luxury superlative to highlight another record year for both Argentina and Uruguay cruises. Passengers aboard the Japanese luxury liner paid up to $80,000 for the 100-day cruise from Kobe to South Africa, the Caribbean and here in the Southern Cone. The phenomenal …

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 …

Despite Slowdown Abroad, Record Tourism Arrivals, Spending in Argentina

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 …

2011 South America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference Summary

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies

Last week marked the fourth anniversary of the South America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), and this year’s event was held at the W Hotel in Santiago. The two-day event is fast-paced and gives attendees a good overview of hotel investment trends and tourism growth forecasts in South America. In the opening session on Day One, Arturo Garcia Rosa, the …

Buenos Aires Is “Very Important” to Delta Airlines

Patrick Archer foreign investment, tourism, us companies

Delta Airlines and Argentina’s national carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, have announced a codesharing agreement for flights connecting Miami and Atlanta with Buenos Aires in addition to service to 22 new cities in the U.S. and Argentina. In an interview with Telam, Delta’s Director of Sales said BA is a “very important” Latin American destination for the Atlanta-based carrier. “Argentina is the …