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Seven percent more Britons traveled to Argentina this year

Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:57 UTC
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The flow of British tourists into Argentina until August this year recorded a seven percent increase when measured against data from 2015. Ten percent rise forecast for 2017, accoring to Argentine Minister of Tourism Gustavo Santos.

 “The British market is very important for Argentina because it's 'ecotourism'-driven which is in tune with the new developments being carried out by the Ministry such as the Missionary Jungle, the Moconá Falls, the Iberá Parks and the Impenetrable,” Santos said at the World Travel Market (WTM), edition 2016, in London.

Santos also pointed out that “Argentina needs to improve the offer of both international and domestic flights to generate quality work” and singled out the tax elimination in hotels for foreigners as an advantage that was well received by tour operators around the world.

The minister held meetings in London with Deputy Minister of Tourism of Colombia, Sandra Howard Taylor; the Brazilian tourism minister, Marx Beltrao and with airlines and local tour operators. Tourism authorities from various Argentine provinces were also in Santos' delegation.

During 2015, some 45,000 tourists from the United Kingdom traveled to Argentina, most of them to Buenos Aires. The Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy were also popular destinations.

The British tourists, who spent more than 920 US dollars each, stayed in the country for an average 13 nights, while business travelers stayed 15 nights, adding more than 1730 dollars each to the local economy.

 

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  • Moody Brook

    Nice to see an article painting a delightful picture , it's also nice not to see the trolls smashing the hell out of each other in the comment box. Most Brits adore Argentina and it's a cracking destination to visit. The planes are full from the whole of Europe heading that direction too

    Nov 13th, 2016 - 02:09 pm +2
  • Zaphod102

    I agree. A 6% increase in income from agricultural exports and a 7% increase in tourism. Maybe with numbers like that it becomes more difficult for the trolls to argue that the improving economy is simply a short-term blip because Macri has borrowed more?

    Nov 14th, 2016 - 07:16 pm 0
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