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 …

Uruguay Opens Casino College to Support Gaming Growth

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From Argentines to Brazilians to North Americans, casinos have always been a major attraction for gaming-minded visitors to Uruguay. Now with some Punta del Este casinos doing more business than their Vegas counterparts and a high-profile Montevideo casino on the verge of opening this year, Uruguay is taking a novel approach to finding and grooming future croupiers. The Casino College recently …

Montevideo’s Hotel Shortage, Architectural Gems Attract Investors

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay

It’s no secret that Montevideo’s hotel inventory is woefully inadequate and outdated for a city that is, as the Wall Street Journal said, Having Its Moment. Montevideo hotel rooms are so old… How old are they? Montevideo hotel rooms are so old, they are more likely to be discovered by archaeologists doing excavation work. Actually, this is not a joke. In …