Uruguay Begins Aggressive Courtship of Brazilian Tourists

Patrick Archer tourism, uruguay

With the summer solstice exactly four months away and the prospect of fewer Argentines coming ashore, Uruguay is putting on the tourism equivalent of a full court press in major markets around Brazil. The campaign kicked off this month in the southern city of Curitiba at a private country club where hundreds of high net worth Brazilians were wined, dined …

Uruguay Welcomes Visitor Number 3 Million, His Wife, 4 Kids & The Family Dog

Patrick Archer foreign investment, tourism, uruguay

Exactly two months ago we shared the news that Uruguay was on pace to top 3 million tourists this year. Well, yesterday was the day, and you know it’s a big deal when the president of the country and the national media are involved. Part reality TV, part game show, part much-deserved national celebration, the well choreographed ceremony took place …

Cowabunga: Uruguay Now Sells More Beach Than Beef

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Uruguay’s embrace of foreign tourism and investment in recent years and especially under the new Mujica administration continues to pay dividends. 2010 was a pivotal year in terms of arrivals and real estate sales. First, Uruguay’s tourism arrivals per capita reached 61.4%, the highest rate in Latin America, and by year’s end over $1.2 billion in real estate deals were …

Punta de Poder Aquisitivo: Brazilians Now Spending The Most In Uruguay

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Argentines may outnumber Brazilians during the peak vacation months in Punta del Este, but there’s reason to believe hoteliers and restaurateurs perk up a little more when Portuguese-speaking patrons enter their establishments. A new study by ADIPE, the Punta Real Estate Chamber, measures the amount of tourist spending by nationality, and the bottom line is Brazilians spend much more than …