Argentina Ski Season Begins With Fresh Powder And Optimism

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism

Argentina ski season is officially underway, and the fact that fresh powder is currently falling at all of the major resorts is stoking the enthusiasm of skiers and snowboarders both here and abroad. This year’s snow showers are a welcome change and stark visual contrast from last year’s ash blanket courtesy of Pueyhue, the Chilean volcano that forced flight cancellations, ruined …

Brazilian Tourists Spend Record $2.2 Billion Abroad

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, tourism

What do you get when you combine a surging economy, a strong national currency and a month full of vacations? If you’re Brazil, you get the highest level of spending abroad recorded in history. According to Diario do Nordeste, Brazilian tourists packed over US$2.2 billion in their suitcases and spent it on hotels, restaurants and shopping abroad. The Brazilian Central …

Sell-o Catedral: Bariloche Ski Resort For Sale

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism

It would be an understatement to say this has been a terrible year for the tourism sector in Bariloche. The June eruption of the Puyehue volcano brought falling ash and canceled flights to a region poised for a record ski season. With dozens of inbound charter flights scheduled from Brazil and the real flexing its muscle like never before, A …

Winter Forecast Worsens For Bariloche & Villa La Angostura

Patrick Archer tourism

The ashes are not falling like they were the last two weeks, but the economic impact of the Puyehue eruption is already beginning to be felt in Bariloche and Villa La Angostura. The day after the eruption, Bariloche tourism officials closed the local airport with hopes of restoring service on Tuesday, June 21. Now Clarin’s Mariana Garcia says that date …

As The Real Turns: Brazil’s Importance Felt Daily In Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment

Of all of the Latin American countries participating in July’s Copa America, neighboring Brazil will undoubtedly send the most fans. After an opening round match in Buenos Aires against Venezuela on July 3, the Verde-Amarela nation will descend on Cordoba, San Juan and Mendoza. Yet, six weeks before the tournament begins, there are no rumors of a Brazilian invasion, because, …