One billion tourists have traveled the world in 2012, marking a new record for international tourism – a sector that accounts for one in every 12 jobs and 30% of the world’s services exports. On the symbolic arrival date of the one-billionth tourist, 13 December 2012, UNWTO revealed the actions tourists can take to ensure their trips benefit the people and places they visit, as voted by the public.
Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cartier are some of the designer luxury brands that have left or are leaving Argentina forced by the very strict import restrictions and money exchange controls.
There will the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Argentina “when I can deal with serious people” said the industry’s pope, Bernie Ecclestone following on Argentina’s aspirations to be included in the competition’s coming calendar.
The second Seatrade South America Cruise Convention is scheduled to take place at the Quinquela Martin Cruise Terminal, Buenos Aires, Argentina next September 10-11. The event is organised in close partnership with the host port and Inprotur, the Argentine National Institute of Tourism Promotion.
Argentina is expecting over five million tourists this year, a historic record which represents a 15.5% increase over 2009, said Tourism Minister Enrique Meyer.
Argentine Secretary of Tourism said Enrique Meyer said that Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay are angry with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's latest project, a film focusing on a border region, shared by the three countries and thought to be a centre for smuggling and terror financing.