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Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016
“The British market is very important for Argentina because it’s ‘ecotourism’-driven which is in tune with the new developments being carried out by the Ministry such as the Missionary Jungle, the Moconá Falls, the Iberá Parks and the Impenetrable,” Argentine Minister of Tourism Gustavo Santos said at the World Travel Market (WTM), edition 2016, in London.
He said that Argentina expects the increase in British tourist arrivals to reach 10% in 2017.
Santos also pointed out to the tax elimination in hotels for foreigners as an advantage that was well received by tour operators around the world. He also emphaisied that “Argentina needs to improve the offer of both international and domestic flights to generate quality work”.
The British tourists spent more than 920 US dollars each and stayed in the country for an average 13 nights, while business travelers stayed 15 nights, adding more than 1730 dollars each to the local economy.
During 2015, some 45,000 tourists from the United Kingdom traveled to Argentina, most of them to Buenos Aires.
While in London, the minister held meetings with Deputy Minister of Tourism of Colombia, Sandra Howard Taylor; the Brazilian tourism minister, Marx Beltrao and with airlines and local tour operators. Tourism authorities from various Argentine provinces were also in Santos’ delegation.