Argentine Tourism Industry
Updated March 27, 2019
Argentine tourism industry developed favored by the magnitude of the wealth of the attractions of our country. The richness of landscapes, and the important tourist infrastructure that has Argentina, allows having a wide and varied tourism offering. From Quiaca to Ushuaia, and from Andes to the Atlantic Coast, Argentina has a wide range of tourist destinations, with a variety of climates and different scenarios, and the most spectacular landscapes.
For information on the aspects that determine the variety of tourist destinations, see Dimensions of Argentina report. To learn more about climate and geographical regions see: Types of Climate Argentina and Argentine Geographic Regions
Buenos Aires is a required point of passage. From here you can connect to many tourist sites. Preferred for its natural beauties are: Mar del Plata, Sierras de Córdoba, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Salta, Cafayate, Valle de la Luna, Cataratas del Iguazú, Esteros del Iberá, Mendoza, San Martín de los Andes, Bariloche, Esquel, los Glaciares, Ushuaia, etc.
Panorama of the Argentine Tourism Industry
In recent years, domestic tourism has grown in both summer and winter, favored by the policy of increasing long weekends. It has also increased the development of adventure tourism, rural, ecotourism, cultural, mini-tourism, tourism for school children and for the elderly.
Buenos Aires is the main tourist center of the country by the number of national and international tourists arriving in.
Like other economic activities, Argentine Tourism Industry and its incoming tourism was impacted by the distortion introduced by the exchange rate appreciation experienced currencies. It is also estimated that tourists use the informal exchange market and foreign exchange reserves do not reach the Central Bank.
For the Argentine Tourism Industry in 2005, around 3,700,000 tourists visited Argentina, generating foreign exchange for 3.254 billion dollars. (INDEC)
Inbound tourism opened located in third place as an export industry, surpassing even Revenues from foreign sales of grain, oil and meat.
Today, although there are no official statistics, it has transcended by measurements carried out by the private sector of the Argentine Tourism Industry, that tourism would have suffered a fall of 15% in 2013 over the previous year, plus a 20% in their consumption. While emissive tourism would have increased by 4% in the same period.
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