As The Real Turns: Brazil’s Importance Felt Daily In Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment

Of all of the Latin American countries participating in July’s Copa America, neighboring Brazil will undoubtedly send the most fans. After an opening round match in Buenos Aires against Venezuela on July 3, the Verde-Amarela nation will descend on Cordoba, San Juan and Mendoza. Yet, six weeks before the tournament begins, there are no rumors of a Brazilian invasion, because, …

Buenos Aires Is Brazilians’ Number One Tourist Destination

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

We know for a growing number of Argentines, “BA” stands for Brasil Ahora!, a fact that can be validated on the beaches of Florianopolis and the Foz do Iguazu. But the travel and tourism festival de amor works both ways according to new data from Brazil’s Hotelier News. Argentina’s Tourism Hotel Association (ATHA) says the number of Brazilian tourists in …

Liquidação: The Brazilians Are Buying Everything in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism

It was 90 years ago when the phrase “Rich as an Argentine” was coined in Paris. Flush with new-found export wealth, the country’s elite would travel to European capitals for shopping sprees of clothing, fabrics and antiques. By the end of the century, the wealthy were still going abroad in full acquisition mode; however, destinations closer to home, Miami, Punta del …

In Buenos Aires, Winter Goes Out with a Retail, Tourism Bang

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, tourism

When we look back on 2010 in Argentina from an economic standpoint, the year will be remembered for some key trends that helped lift the country out of the doldrums of 2008/09: consumer confidence, retail spending, housing demand and the record influx of tourists, both domestic (notably BA for the Bicentennial) and international. And while we’re still months away from …

Buenos Aires Outlet Shopping Attracting Bargain-Hunters

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

It used to be that Argentines had to travel roughly 4,500 miles to South Florida or Orlando’s International Drive to indulge in deep discount retail therapy, but it seems the outlet concept has caught on fire in one BA neighborhood. Villa Crespo has long been known as a solid, middle-class residential neighborhood, but the 2001 financial crisis left this BA …