Under Clear Skies, LAN, Aerolineas Resume Daily Flights to Bariloche Today

Patrick Archer tourism

The New Year is getting off to a good start for the region of Argentina that probably deserves it the most. After a dismal 2011 tourist season caused by the ash clouds from a Chilean volcano, the major carriers are all set to resume daily flights to Bariloche today. La Nacion reports that Aerolineas, Austral and LAN will resume flights …

In Buenos Aires, Winter Goes Out with a Retail, Tourism Bang

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, tourism

When we look back on 2010 in Argentina from an economic standpoint, the year will be remembered for some key trends that helped lift the country out of the doldrums of 2008/09: consumer confidence, retail spending, housing demand and the record influx of tourists, both domestic (notably BA for the Bicentennial) and international. And while we’re still months away from …

From Megas to Boutiques, Buenos Aires Hotel Sector Is Booming

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, hotels & casinos, tourism

Foreign buyers. Global brands. Mega-deals. Few sectors of the local economy can compete with the luxury hotel business for headlines and superlatives. Coveted parcels are the object of bidding wars, while others are selling for as much as $21 million. Today Cronista gives a sweeping analysis of el sector hotelero in both Argentina and Uruguay while highlighting emerging trends like …

HoJo con PoLo: Howard Johnson Goes Upscale in Argentina

Patrick Archer argentina polo, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

As the wave of new developments and gated communities grows in Buenos Aires, Clarin reports on the simultaneous growth in the number of local projects featuring luxury hotels and resort-style amenities. “The goal is to offer a value-added service to the property owner,” says Clarin, “giving them benefits within the development (assorted discounts) and enhancing the overall comfort level of …

The Case for Health Care and Medical Tourism in Argentina

Patrick Archer tourism

When most foreign journalists return home from a trip to Argentina, they often pen glowing reviews of their gastronomic conquests down south. Newsweek’s Howard Fineman is not one of those journalists. On a recent visit to see his daughter, who currently lives in Argentina, Fineman had a nasty bout with food poisoning. The illness and his subsequent 3-day stay in a …