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UK magazine names hotel in Torres del Paine Park among top 100 best in the Americas

The prestigious British magazine Condé Nast Traveller has nominated the Hotel Salto Chico in Chilean Patagonia among the Americas and Caribbean best hotels. The ranking was done by the readers of the magazine who nominated the world’s best hundred hotels based on service and exotic passion to travel. Over 25.000 magazine readers and subscribers voted the list and gave the Explora Patagonia group Hotel Salto Chico 76.83 points, making it the only hotel in Patagonia and in Chile to reach the top 100. The hotel…

Adriana Zaefferer – Artista Real en Argentina

# Adp03Adriana Zaefferer knows no masters painting or art schools, either contests or prizes. “The truth is I’m not interested; for me, I just like to paint, “says the interviewee in the meeting at his home in San Isidro, while a trio of purrs around cats and she apologizes for newly arrived holiday South Argentina and does not even his brushes and his canvas carrying bags. What is innate talent of Zaefferer from girl had a natural inclination for drawing and painting, without the need to…

More foreigners investing in vineyards in Mendoza

Aziz Abdul has come a long way from his humble background in Asia to build a sprawling wine chateau in this beautiful Andean nation that is home to star footballers like Digeo Maradona and Lionel Messi. Born to a Tamil father and a half-Vietnamese mother, Aziz can speak fluent Spanish and Vietnamese. ‘I am a foreigner in any country’, he beams with a smile when asked to which country he belonged. #adp02 Aziz has named his chateau Hana, a combination of the initials of his two daughters, wife and…

The Conference industry shows Latin America as the most growing region, and Argentina as the country with the biggest growth

Yearly, Argentina is chosen to host conferences, conventions, trade shows, festivals, incentive trips and sports events in its 36 meeting destinations, each of them with its own industries, first-class infrastructure and diverse landscapes. ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association) showed the development of Latin America in the meeting industry as the most growing emergent region and, clearly, Argentina is the country that showed the biggest growth. In fact, before 2008, Argentina was positioned…

Photos and Video of the Patagonia Volcano including damage on the Argentine side

Patagonia Volcano Damage, a set on Flickr. Volcanic Ash causes Patagonian Sheep Farmers to Fear Disaster While air passengers from Argentina to Australia still suffer travel misery from Chile’s volcanic ash cloud, Patagonian farmers have a far graver problem of what to do with 1.5 million sheep with little of no feed to eat. Since the Puyehue volcano erupted June 4 2011, thousands of tons of ash and volcanic debris, which quickly turns to sludge, has rained down on pastures in the southern Argentine…

Unasur forecasts South America’s decade

  A new global order is emerging as a result of the world crisis and recession in developed countries and Latin America has a crucial role to play given its very satisfactory economic performance in recent years, said Unasur Secretary General Maria Emma Mejia. Meeting in Madrid for the tenth anniversary of the Spanish foreign affairs think-tank Royal Institute Elcano, Ms Mejia together with other world experts and politicians were invited to discuss the international crisis, the emergence of new powers…

San Rafael, in Mendoza Province, one of the top places in the world for retirement according to CNNMoney

San Rafael, in Mendoza Province, one of the top places in the world for retirement according to CNNMoney In addition to adventure, retirees often find dramatically lower real estate prices. That’s certainly the case in San Rafael, Argentina, a medium-size city in the heart of the nation’s wine country, where the cost of living is about three-fourths that of the U.S. average, according to the Associates for International Research. An hour and a half flight from Buenos Aires, San Rafael has plenty…

Argentine Polo is the latest fashion in China

Argentine Polo is the latest fashion in China Arguably better known for Eva Peron and the tango, Argentina has been a bastion of polo since the sport was popularized there by British settlers in the 19th century. China’s history with the sport goes back even farther: By some accounts, polo was the bees’ knees as far back as the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), except only imperial types played it. Thought to have originated in China and Persia some 2,000 years ago the British are credited with spreading the…

Palermo Place – Apart Hotel Hollywood

As of this month Palermo Hollywood now has a new player in the booming boutique hotel market.  The superbly designed 26 unit building is located on Calle Nicaragua 5865 close to all the action the area has to offer.   Palermo place is of a new generation of boutique hotels that gives individual investors a chance to cash in on Buenos Aires’ rapidly growing tourism industry.  Investors who bought units within Palermo Place are at liberty to use their property for any given amount of time per year can…

Buenos Aires booming hotel industry

As the largest city in Argentina, Buenos Aires is home to legendary landmarks, sophisticated entertainment, and noteworthy shopping and dining. But in terms of tourism development, the biggest news of late has come from the local hotel scene. Indeed, Argentina as a whole is Latin America’s standout when it comes to hotel development, with some 15 hotel projects and 1,700 rooms in the pipeline. And Buenos Aires is, of course, the white-hot center of Argentina’s hotel boom. The new hotels apparently aren’t…

Argentine winemakers set sights on Asian markets

Winemakers in Mendoza, where prized Malbec vines grow beneath Andean peaks, celebrated the end of grape-picking this month with a traditional parade of harvest queens and floats laden with flowers. But with festivities over for another year, Argentine vineyards have turned their attention to capturing relatively new Asian markets where burgeoning middle-classes are rapidly acquiring a taste for wine. “Today China consumes less than a liter of wine per person per year,” said Cristina Brachetta, director…

Eamon Cleary in Argentina

Tourism / investment despite low expectations With a new owner, Irish, reopens The Inn of the Birds The team of Boca Juniors and takes place for the preseason. Hand in hand with their new owners, the traditional La Posada of Birds, which was the venue chosen by xeneizes from the first stage of Carlos Bianchi as coach, will reopen on Tuesday. Behind the reopening is an investor group led by Irish businessman Eamon Cleary, although the operation of the facility was in charge of the Argentine Arne Bergsvik. The…
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