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Uruguay expects a no-growth cruise season; Buenos Aires port rates discourage companies

Saturday, October 22nd 2016 - 10:31 UTC
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Uruguay is expecting some 150 cruise calls this coming season 2016/17 which begins next month and represents some 300.000 visitors, according to Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian who nevertheless admitted that growth prospects are somehow behind schedule because of the high costs of reaching and operating in the port of Buenos Aires. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    This female is as stupid and neurotic as they come and her grip on truth is on a par with another female who posts MP.

    What this idiot has not said is how PdelE is overburdened with taxes from Maldonado Intendencia because it is seen a the 'milch cow'.

    The intendencia tried and failed to coerce the cruisers into using the local laughingly called 'boats' or death traps to disembark their passengers and when that didn't work they put the landing fee up more than double.

    They also tax the businesses in the 'shopping centre' until their pips squeak which raises prices through the roof.

    She is also the moron who pushed through the daylight 'losing hour'. Uruguay is the only country out of step with the change to 'spring forward' hour in SA and she did this 'for the tourists'!

    Quite how tourists are going to be served breakfasts at 5.30 in the morning and be happy to be in the dark by 19.30 seems no problem to her and as for the increase in electricity costs she has an ally in the Pres, Vasquez himself. 'The savings are not worth changing things, they are only U$D 200k-300k' he claimed. Such a shame that he does not pay the bills at home but must leave it to the wife otherwise he would that such a figure is laughable. El Pais thought so to and had it independently checked by an energy company who proved that the real cost was over U$D1M.

    The Broad Fraud in action yet again.

    Many tourists when asked what they thought of the country during last season were unhappy with how dirty things were in MVD, fed up with being asked if they wanted to buy drugs and being told by hotels to be careful of the crime. The cost of things was seen as a 'joke'. Not many plan to return.

    They will be really pleased that Vasquez & Co have just passed the new law enabling early release from prison of 'no person harmed' muggers, burglars, wait for it: RAPISTS!

    Also, no need for reoffenders to finish out their full prison term from before when they are banged up next time!

    Oct 22nd, 2016 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse -2

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