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Praise for President Cristina Fernandez from UN World Tourism Organization

Monday, September 3rd 2012 - 05:46 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández underlined the importance of tourism as a sector able to “generate decent work and wealth across the entire country” on receiving the UNWTO/World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Tourism. Read full article


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  • Boovis

    News flash: turning away cruise ships you have a chip on your shoulder about equals praise. Go figure.

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    BA just happens to be a destination for the ever expanding cruise market. Record numbers of tourists are also cruising to the Falklands.

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gustbury

    Brit bob ARE YOU COMPARING ISLAS MALVINAS (FI for you) with Argentina !????

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    She is really helping the tourists when they get off the airplane and want to buy pesos for their stay. They get 3.8 pesos for a dollar, but the official rate is 4.65. Welcome, tourists!

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Great to see some appreciation for the beautiful and lovely Cristina =)

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @4 Best they can do is not buy pesos. Argentines are desperate for dollars and will give huge discounts to get their hands on them.

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I've been checking hotel rates, they are down 30-40% over this time last year. They must have a lot of empty rooms.

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    And three cheers for Christina's efforts in trying to ruin tourism by sea and air for the falklands. Hip Horrah ... not!

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    thats truly wonderful! however,it would be interesting to see how much of that tourism money actually finds its way to benefitting the indigenous poor living below the poverty line in Argentinas darkest corners and not into the “K” retirement fund, in reality and not RG words??

    other news:
    and still the Falklands remain British :)


    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Let's just say that with her hotel purchases she has a vested interest in the market.

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Smart move for Argentina, and of course, CFK.
    Massive expansion of the tourist industry is what has saved post-soviet Cuba.

    Their well educated and skilled population are able to make much more $$$ in the tourist trade.

    Great way to bring in foreign $$$.
    However, the government maintains strict control of currency. All tourist transactions must be in Convertable Pesos. The locals can not exchange other currencies to the regular Cuban Peso, except on the black market.

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So TMBOA has accepted a letter! Gee wizz, I bet she wished it was from France and could give her a bit of satisfaction. :o)

    Let's wait and see what this year brings with the pesos on the back foot nobody who does arrive will want them. Ahhh! I see a cunning plan coming!

    TMBOA will announce very shortly that ALL USD carried by anyone arriving at an International Gate will HAVE to convert ALL their dollars to pesos to get into the country!

    This marvellous plan will enable TMBOA to steal even more from the kitty and the visitors will be able to say they helped!


    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Argieland may see more tourists. Except for those that have noticed how easy it is to get ripped off, mugged or murdered for their camera. Tourists will be those who, by argie standards, are rich. Argieland will occupy the same sort of “niche” as Spain once did. (Spain will soon occupy the same “niche” again. Two weeks holiday for £100 including double room, all meals, pool, beer for the equivalent of 5p a pint and a night out with enough free sangria to ensure you could be sick all over the coach.) Obviously, argieland will have additional attractions if you're queer or a druggie. Probably best not to advertise having CFK, naked, giving free blowjobs outside the Casa Rosada. Projectile vomiting is never pretty!

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JUBA

    #9 amor pirata, you are ignorant, are drunkard hahahah, “other news: and still the Malvinas remain british” poor kelpe = benny, UNASUR, OEA, NON ALIGNED = LATINAMERICA FOR LATINAMERICANS !!!! british go home !!!
    seldetermination: OK, if like britains, good, very good, but land is ARGENTINA, time, rimember time. chunkle, chunkle...

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    |@2 French letters Chris? The post mark must be pretty old

    Sep 03rd, 2012 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    15 redpoll

    Well at my age it's a case of memories only! :o)

    Sep 04th, 2012 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Chris re @5 . They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Either this beholder is bisco or has his eyes in the back of his sporran

    Sep 04th, 2012 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Where's the Meat?

    Apart from Argentina's 'enviable natural and cultural resources' (not down to CFK), what is she praised for by the UN tourism group?

    (i) A new Marketing Plan for Argentina and
    (ii) presidential political support for tourism through a new (2010) Ministry of Tourism.

    Let us hope that, in the absence of a World Cup or an Olympics, that this is sufficient to stave off collapse of her country.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Buenos Aires Herald September 6 2012

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during July dropped 7.5 percent compared to the same month in 2011, and totalled 215,511 people, while the Argentine citizens that travelled abroad climbed 20.2 percent, according to a government report.
    The Indec national statistics bureau said that the expense of tourists was of 295.3 million dollars, dropping 7.6 percent in the seventh month of the year.
    Meanwhile, Argentine tourists' expenses abroad reached 276.2 million dollars, 25.9 percent higher than the volume registered in the same month last year.
    The information is gathered from the arrivals and departures at Ezeiza and Jorge Newbery airports, which are the main routes of access route to Argentina.

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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