BA, Montevideo Among Top 10 Latin American Hotspots

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MasterCard released their annual Global Destination Cities Index today, and both Buenos Aires and Montevideo rank among the Top 10 Destination Cities in Latin America. The third annual ranking and forecast of international visitor arrivals and expenditures in 132 cities worldwide predicts the Top 10 Latin American destination cities will receive 15.4 million international visitors in 2013. By city, the Top …

Retail Outlet Boom & Barrio Branding Bust In Villa Crespo

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The retail outlet boom which started five years ago in Villa Crespo continues to gain support from retailers and bargain hunters, but a neighborhood rebranding initiative should probably be tossed in the damaged goods pile. A new report from Colliers International shows the number of retail outlets in Villa Crespo has grown to 172. Of those, 153 are currently occupied …

Alto Palermo Announces Major Shopping Center Between Soho, Hollywood

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After decades of dormancy, Avenida Juan B. Justo is rapidly becoming one of the most valuable stretches of real estate in Buenos Aires. The major transportation artery which serves as the auto and rail dividing line between two of BA’s most desirable neighborhoods, Palermo Hollywood and Palermo Soho, will soon be home to a major new shopping center thanks to …

Despite Slowdown Abroad, Record Tourism Arrivals, Spending in Argentina

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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 …

Around the World in 80 Hours: International Tourism Fair Latin America

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Luxury travel and tourism is booming here in Argentina, Uruguay and other corners of Latin America, and this week’s 2011 International Tourism Fair showcased some of the region’s most beautiful destinations. Over 1,700 exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors were on hand for the four-day turismopalooza held at La Rural in Buenos Aires. As always, Argentina’s travel wares were …