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Argentina aggressively promoting cruise tourism with lower costs for large vessels

Friday, December 29th 2017 - 10:26 UTC
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Argentina is expecting 490.000 cruise visitors this season and is targeting a million visitors in the following years, and to promote this policy it has announced a drastic cut in port fees and costs, with special emphasis on those vessels which are over 300 meters long. Read full article


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  • The Voice

    Ah, excellent BA and Ushuaia Argielands soggy bottom aiming to become the next Barcelona or Venice. Overcrowded, unpleasant, overrated living hells. Good news for the pickpocket/scam fraternity though. Thank goodness for the mountains.

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    I wonder why the article makes no mention of how this would affect the Falkland's own cruise ship business. How DOES this relate to the islands cruise ship traffic ?

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Enrique Massot


    Pray say why Argentina should care about the impact of its own cruise ship business on the Falklands?

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    Why should what happens in Argentina affects the FALKLANDERS. They are quite happy with their lot.

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    @ Enrique Massot, I wasn't talking about whether Argentina cares or not about this. It seems to me that the cruise ship industry would notice this forecasted change in that route zone, and might be thinking about their own transit and business regarding to the Falklands destination. It's a very pertenent question at more than one level on my behalf. I'm puzzled at how easily people in these forums just go and change the premise of questions be made to the public in general.
    @Golfcronie. I didn't say it should affect the Falkands. And I'm glad they feel happy LOL
    ... what's wrong with people here !

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Why would it mention the effect on the Falklands? I suppose it was translated (and not by a native English speaker) from some source such as this:

    which naturally is only interested in the effect on Argentina.

    It's not at all obvious what the effect on the Falklands would be anyway. If ships switch their itineraries to call in more Argentine ports instead of the Falklands it could be negative. If it means bigger ships and they also call in the Islands, it could be positive. It may have no effect. Who knows?

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    Each port has its own characteristics, problems and advantages. I don't think ships having more options in Argentina would take from docking at Stanley. It's puzzling to me how someone who supposedly is writing in the Interest of the Falklands and the archipelago's progress would give more importance to a chance for “semantical propaganda” against Argentina (by saying aggressively promoting) than to make the story pertinent to the islands, when such a big chunk of its income comes from there, as well as it being important to politically make themselves valid (also part of their campaign to “beat the conflict against Argentina”) It just shows you where MercoPress's mind is really at.

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Frank

    'Patrick Edgar
    I wonder why the article makes no mention of how this would affect the Falkland's own cruise ship business. How DOES this relate to the islands cruise ship traffic ?'

    Quite simply ... it doesn't. 'Cruise liners' will continue to call at the Falklands and SG regardless of whether they are coming from BA or Monte.... Ushuaia or Punta Arenas.... None of those ports are what the punters are paying to see... FI, SG and the Peninsula are the goal.

    I think this industry is all that sustains Ushuaia ... they have bugger all else....

    Oh and they have also lost the Ushuaia bunkering business ... there is now a tanker - Tamina - stationed at Puerto Williams bunkering the passing trade. Business is brisk enough to have her heading back to PA to load up again about every 10 days or so.

    Trust the RGs to fruck up everything they touch....

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    That's because you are assuming things about this website that aren't actually true.

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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