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Tierra del Fuego applauds end of dollar clamp in Argentina but cautions about domestic and Mercosur tourists

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 07:46 UTC
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Tierra del Fuego tourism industry praised the Argentine government's decisions to end the dollar clamp and make more transparent the foreign money exchange because “this will make the country, and Tierra del Fuego, highly competitive internationally”. However they also cautioned that consideration must be given to domestic and regional tourists which make up almost 45% of the number of the people visiting the extreme south of Argentina. Read full article

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  • Jo Bloggs

    Crisis Fernadez de Kirchner always said there was no dollar clamp.

    Dec 28th, 2015 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Their influence in our local gastronomy and retail industry is most important, and I must emphasize we need to improve services and other options for visitors. We're planning a 'Museums night' so that they remain open 24 hours , particularly on weekends when there is a concentration of cruise vessel arrivals”

    So have they repaired the sewers yet so people can have a crap, it's only been three years and what about tyre burning on the dock concourse, another favourite!

    It must be great fun having to crap yourself whilst being smoke logged! LOL

    Dec 28th, 2015 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Survey says that the latams are the ones that steal the towels.

    Tax the euros to subsidize their thievery?

    Reoccurring theme.

    lol.

    Dec 28th, 2015 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    This is great news. They are understanding the importance of welcoming visitors (foreigners) and what it can do for their economy. No more xenophobic attitudes. Each passenger that steps off the cruise ships is an opportunity to put money into their local economy. And they may even realise they are not the enemy.

    The more positive they look at visitors the less influence the K goons will have.

    Dec 28th, 2015 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Agreed, Argentina has a woefully underperforming tourism industry.

    I once tried to communicate this but was shouted down by Paul, Dany and Brasileiro. Hardly surprising. Some of what I said:

    “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.”

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

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

    There is no reason Argentina shouldn't overtake Australia considering it shares land borders with 5 countries compared to our 0 and is on the doorstep of Antarctica.

    Have a read:
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/07/23/tourism-in-south-america-reported-strongest-growth-in-jan-april-period

    Dec 28th, 2015 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Argentina would need to get its crime under control before it could get a big increase in tourism.
    Plus it needs to be cheap.
    They may have 5 countries bordering them but they're all poor. The don't tip. They don't spend like EU UK USA tourists and the won't go if it's dangerous and expensive . There's much better alternatives out there.
    Nobody in their right mind would take an RG ship or plane to Antartica.
    Sometimes your ignorance is simply breathtaking.

    Dec 29th, 2015 - 01:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Stepping off Celebrity X, being serenaded by the Malvinistas choir, watching and smelling the flaming tyres to say nothing of the filthy concrete Malvinas monument thing. Intimidating elderly tourists is hardly a way to welcome people likely to spend money. They want to deal with the beaver damage too, it ruins what could be a beautiful landscape.

    But, we are talking about Argies.

    Dec 29th, 2015 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    They don't tip?

    Bahahahaha tipping is for countries that have poverty wage levels.

    They don't tip...... and supposedly I'm ignorant.

    Travel more Yankeeboy. It'll educate you.

    Dec 31st, 2015 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    The Celebrity Infinity is a nice vessel, with superior dining room service. A great haven to return to after a malvinista greeting party
    ashore.

    Dec 31st, 2015 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    As long as you change out of any clothes that reek of burnt rubber.

    Jan 01st, 2016 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Nevertheless, stepping out of the mad house and back into the sanctity of the real world.

    Jan 01st, 2016 - 05:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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