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 …

Mendoza Is Now Brazilians’ #2 Destination In Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

Mendoza welcomed over 320,000 tourists in the summer month of January, as the Argentine province continues to seduce more national and international visitors with its unique combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities and wine tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the southern region of Mendoza was the most sought after in January with San Rafael topping the list of …

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 …

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

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

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 …

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 …