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17:43 - Argentina


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During the first semester, in the main travel platforms, air reserves grew by 30% to travel to the Argentine capital between July 2018 and June 2019, according to the Tourism Agency of the city of Buenos Aires. They estimate that 20% more visitors from other countries will arrive this year.

Tourism in the City of Buenos Aires ended a positive first semester due to the arrival of almost one million international visitors by air, 3% more compared to the same period of 2017. The report made by the Tourism Entity of the city of Buenos Aires registered an increase of 1% in the revenues generated in the city (us$ 842 million) and of 1.3% of the total that sleep in hotels (8.5 million).

There were 227,000 Brazilians (+ 2%), 206,000 Europeans (+ 2.1%), 127,000 Americans and Canadians (+ 6.3%), 82,000 Chileans (-5.3%), 16,000 Uruguayans (-11%), 188,000 from Rest of America (2%) and 86,000 from Rest of the World (+ 19.1%). One of the main engines was the new air connectivity, since from January 2017 to May 2018, 66 new international frequencies were added per week to the City of Buenos Aires, which means about 6000 seats per week. The new direct flights arrive from London (Norwegian), Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines), Salvador (Latam), Porto Alegre (Aerolineas Argentinas), Toronto (Air Canada) and Madrid (Aerolineas Argentinas) as well as from Auckland, Amsterdam, Barcelona and NY.