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Tourism in South America reported strongest growth in Jan-April period

Thursday, July 23rd 2015 - 08:37 UTC
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International tourism demand continued to be robust between January and April 2015 with tourist arrivals increasing 4% worldwide according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Almost all regions enjoyed strong growth with the Americas leading growth and by sub-region, Oceania and South America boasted the strongest increase (both +8%), followed by the Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe (both +7%) Read full article

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  • DanyBerger

    Tourism can be a good and a positive thing for both the host country and tourists but...

    Be aware of, that some ethnics groups can have uncivilised behaviours and can produce negative economy impact to the locals especially if they own big gardens, a piece of land not in use, etc.

    Let's analyse in depth the squatter behaviour scam to avoid you the pain to lose your valuable property.

    In the begining the pseudo tourist can approache you with a big smile, looking quite frienly waving a flag from his nation looking for some help to find a destination, meawhile he start to telling you wonderful stories and fantasy tales about how good his country is, how rich he is and how his nation had build an empire thanks to the rule of law, honesty, education system, sciences and so on...

    Warning!!! you are close to be scamed

    At this point you have to be alert and suspicious that something wrong is going on, especially for you...

    Another clear indicator that will help you to detect the land grabber is the sheep that the guy usually holds under his arm.

    Don't get confuse it is not his pet otherwise this poor aninal will be his future source of income after he seized your garden or land by the squater scam while waving his flag.

    He may ask you permission to feed his pet (The sheep under his arm) with some grass from your garden.

    Of course many people will be willing to do so but be aware that this could be the point of no return for your belongings..

    He will keep friendly chatting with you for hours while he is mentally measuring your garden and calculating how much profit can get from it.

    All goes fine until nature calls and you have to go inside to your house to use the toilette.

    That's it you lost he won...

    When you return you will find a union jack flag in your garden with a big sign on it reading “BOT human rights and self determination applies here I want to remain British”.


    Well you have been advised...

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Dany-what an idiot!
    Glad that you wrote all that garbage, it wasted your time.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    1 Dany
    “Tourism can be a good and a positive thing for both the host country and tourists but...
    Be aware of, that some ethnics groups can have uncivilised behaviours and can produce negative economy impact to the locals”

    exactly
    spot on

    some examples of that are:
    1. the english...of course
    worst tourists on earth.
    “UK tourists 'among worst in the world'”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1552388/UK-tourists-among-worst-in-the-world.html

    British 'world's worst tourists'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1552388/UK-tourists-among-worst-in-the-world.html

    “Sun, sea and insults: are Britons really the world's worst tourists?”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1552388/UK-tourists-among-worst-in-the-world.html

    and
    2. the chilotes...of course
    “How Chilean pickpockets are most effective in London: Undercover police reveal gangs from the country target wealthy tourists on capital's busiest streets

    Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1552388/UK-tourists-among-worst-in-the-world.html
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    ”Street crime: Chilean gangs are the top pickpockets in London according to the Metropolitan Police”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1552388/UK-tourists-among-worst-in-the-world.html

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Your saga contrasts well with that of another ethnic group.

    This group has a slightly different approach because it doesn't care how much land there is.

    They will generally try to appear fairly well-off in order to allay your suspicions.

    Once they get on to your land, they will shoot you.

    Then they will claim that the land has “always” been theirs even if they don't speak the same language as you did before they killed you.

    You won't be alive to see their flag raised so, solely for information, the two most important colours represent the group's character. They are white and yellow.

    But then you all knew that. The group is well-known around the world for skiving and never repaying money it borrows. Your best option is to have a high wall with firing slots, weapons and a security “adviser” that can chase them all the way back to the slums they come from.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Brazil must toughen rules of visa to the US. They do not deserve to join the party because they are warlike, racist and donkeys.

    I really do not like their way. They dirty the streets with their hamburgers and smelly sausages. All are very rude.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKdNEVFqt50&index=6&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Poor Dany; Paul and Brasileiro, if they were actually intelligent enough to grasp the opportunity they could probably get some well paid work from tourism instead of posting these pathetic posts.

    2014 was a great year for Australia. With 6.87 million visitors we earned US$32 billion from tourists. 9th highest earning country in the world.

    To put this is perspective, no South American country received this many tourists even though they have land borders. And the 12 countries of South American only earned US$25 billion between them all.

    Perhaps if Argentina didn't rant and rave like a lunatic as Dany did in post #1 then it would earn more than US$4.6 billion from tourists. My state with only 5 million people earned more than that.

    So please Brits, listen to Paul and come spend your money here in Australia. And please Brazil make it more difficult for Americans to go there to spend money. Come here instead, the beaches are cleaner, safer and much better.

    I'd like my government to earn more tax revenue from more tourists and build better infrastructure such as roads, schools, police stations and hospitals.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Go to Austrália tourists, go!

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Indeed.

    Less likely to get mugged or killed compared to Brazil.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    skippy
    clearly your knowledge about tourism is zero, cero, nil, null, nada de nada, rien du tout.

    the revenues of tourism are not based on the quantity but on the quality.
    and as the whole-fucking-world knows, the english are not only the stingiest tourists on earth, but also the dirtiest and with the worst behaviour, mostly because of their alcoholism.

    so, the few bucks you can get from a bunch of english tourists is nothing compared with the money you have to spend to clean the puke, to rebuild hotel rooms after they have been there, etc.

    thats why the are the worst tourist in the face of earth.
    got it?????

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Just as the rest of SA is enjoying a small boom PdelE and MVD are losing due to the stupidity of The Broad Fraud in attempting to dictate to the cruise liners that their ships MUST use local boats at exorbitant fees even though they do not meet passenger safety standards to disembark passengers to the shore.

    Like that will work, NOT.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    8 Skip

    These SA poseurs may have something.
    Go to LATAM, they are very friendly people and they have great goods and services for wealthy NA or Brit tourists.

    In Cuba f'rinstance, “Black Market” cigars were offered to me, “tax-free”, but with the correct certificates.
    Alighting from my bus in Havana, I was offered “very young girls, low price”.

    Peru, one of the more enlightened countries in SA, had much to see and were very accommodating.
    While I was outside the Palace of Justice in Lima, watching the ceremonial guards goose-stepping around the courtyard, the Police were trying to sell me cocaine - how about that??

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @5 Hahahahah. Just picturing a donkey dressed as a warrior and being racist. Hahaha. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Did Oz/NZ as a tourist a few months ago. Fantastic place, loved the outback, friendly people, excellent dining, Aussie humour cracks me up. Done most of SA, Chile was the best, staggering scenery, lovely people, great wines. Peru still to come, looking forward to Michael Palins favourite place.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Elaine, it sounds like its Paulys job to clean up the puke! Explains a lot! And, we dont leave tips! LOL!!!

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    13 Capt.

    Peru was very beautiful- and safer today than it was.

    You'll love it - esp. The mountains and villas by the sea.

    Downtown Lima was impressive.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    via Janes.
    The Venezuelan Navy is significantly expanding its amphibious transport capabilities and is now expected to receive two more Damen Stan Lander 5612 roll-on/roll-off landing vessels in August, according to local reports.
    These two vessels were launched from the Damen Song Cam shipyard in Vietnam in mid-July and are part of a follow-on order for eight, valued at EUR94 million (USD102.1 million) and signed in February 2014. Damen's Song Cam shipyards will build another two landing vessels and it is expected that DAMEX - a joint Cuban-Dutch shipyard in Santiago, Cuba - will build the remaining four on order.
    Those vessels will join four of the same class delivered between April 2012 and December 2014 by DAMEX.
    Something weird is going on with Venezuela.

    They're still increasing the size and capability of their military while they're in the midst of an economic meltdown? Why?

    Regardless, they're arming up to fight someone....I just don't know who

    http://snafu-solomon.blogspot.it/

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Guyana?

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I know,
    but would you send Tourism there,
    or to Argentina..

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    christine
    “...PdelE and MVD are losing due to the stupidity of The Broad Fraud in attempting to dictate to the cruise liners that their ships MUST use local boats at exorbitant fees....”

    it is the best way to avoid cruise passengers.
    they are a strange mix of old fart, gay, kitsch and aesthetic offenders.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    19 Pablo
    the cruise passengers probably view your costume as “quaint” and “Olde World”, and your shoe shine box, as “cute”.

    Do you keep all the centavos ( or whatever) or does most of it go to the Tourist Officials who 'let' you work there??

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @5 Brasileiro,
    Loved your video.
    So very glad that you seem to like my Grandfather's country.
    l agree the scenery is stunning.
    But your main post is wrong.
    The US also has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
    You should visit the Rockies sometime.
    You can almost get drunk on the pure mountain air.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    paulcedron II
    it is the best way to avoid cruise passengers.
    they are a strange mix of old fart, gay, kitsch and aesthetic offenders.

    So where does that leave you then.

    if you isolate yourself much more, you will be living in a cave...

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @21 Isolde

    Thank you! Gracias! Obrigado!

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Paul says:
    “clearly your knowledge about tourism is zero, cero, nil, null, nada de nada, rien du tout.
    the revenues of tourism are not based on the quantity but on the quality.”

    Really?
    6.87 million visitors spent US$32 billion or US$4,657 each on average.

    Well that seems to be both quantity AND quality!

    Let's compare Argentina:
    5.93 million visitors spent US$4.6 billion or US$775 each on average.

    There's quite a quantity there, no reason it shouldn't overtake Australia considering it shares land borders with 5 countries compared to our 0.

    But quality? At 1/6 the spend? Yup, you wish you could get more Brits.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Skip

    Who cares take your tourist and bring tem to Australia if you want.

    You have also circa 3000 in the Islands that you also can bring with you to Down Down Under together with their sheep under their arms.
    May be you would get 4 Typhoon as extra gift.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 03:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    25

    Dany lost his cool and the argument at the same time

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    It is always interesting to read the subtext of DB's posts. He reveals so much.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    not as much as you, my dear, dear elaina.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @28 Do you know DB? Is he a buddy?

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    elaine
    i know everything about you all.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @30 Hahahaha. Sure you do.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Watch him, he may be stoking rubbish.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @32 He is a creepy obsessive about me on here but what he doesn't know is a lot.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Very true.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    33 ElaineB

    He seems to treat all women posters deprecatingly and condescendingly.

    As does, Think.

    CD2 has contempt for women as parasites.

    Nostrils says he hates women and has no use for them, even his mother.

    Unless these posters are all the person (could be) I am tempted to believe it is an Argentine cultural trait, or it is typical defence mechanism of the posters on here defending the inadequacies of CFK, Argentina, and themselves.

    It must be awful to go through life trying to justify the failures of one's self.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @35 It does seem to be a trait. A fear of women, I think.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @36

    Agreed.

    Seriously, looks like intimated or threatened, on some level.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @37 Honestly, since I first started posting here a succession of 'male' Kirchnerite posters have attempted intimidation and threats in various forms. It makes them look pathetic and desperate.

    On the upside, it only confirms that my posts really touch a nerve. :)

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @38 Elaine,
    l enjoy your posts.
    And l agree, a lot of malvinistas are frightened of women.
    Even my young daughters have picked that up from their postings.
    lts easy to touch a raw nerve as they have such fragile egos, lol!

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Their nerves are just jelly.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    isolda & elaina.
    mon dieu...

    you both have a sick obsession about me and about some other argentinian posters, which is understandable.
    surely you both are a pair of spinsters who cannot resist our typical porteño glamour.

    but you have to settle for what's in the islets.
    that is guano, sheep droppings and benny-hillbillies.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Aah that “typical porteño glamour”..... unemployed, single and unable to bathe due to the water being cut off!

    Glamorous indeed.

    Jul 25th, 2015 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @39 Thanks. You passed your good sense and sanity on to your daughters,

    @42 Hahaha.

    Jul 25th, 2015 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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