Border Shopping: Argentina, Chile Lure Bargain-Seekers Next Door

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism

Favorable exchange rates and the prospect of snatching up cheaper everything from laptops and lingerie to tablets and toys are prompting hundreds of thousands of Argentines and Uruguayans to make a run for the border with cash and credit cards in hand. Cronista has back-to-back features this week highlighting this Southern Cone shopping trend beginning with the droves of deal-seekers …

Flights To South America From US, Europe Increasingly Affordable

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle, tourism

An annual report from American Express predicts flights to South America from the US and Europe will be cheaper in the coming months. While the report focuses primarily on business travel, international flights to cities like Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Montevideo are forecast to be more affordable in both business and economy class. At the same time, flights within Latin …

Another Record Year of International Arrivals at Argentina Airports

Patrick Archer tourism

Argentina’s soaring popularity as a destination of choice for world travelers is reflected in the 2010 passenger data just released by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, the consortium that manages the 33 busiest airports in the country. “From January through December of last year, 22.8 million passengers passed through those terminals,” writes Cronista’s Nuria Rebon, “which is a 12.4% increase over 2009 …