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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…

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…

Argentina´s Soy King “Los Grobo” continues to expand in Brazil

Grobocopatel had already announced last year their plans to expand strongly in Brazil. “There are more opportunities there as the company is inclined to Argentina and Uruguay … You need to be more balanced with a significant stake in Brazil, ” the Argentine/Ukrainian Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires. Their latest business plan is to transfer some assets to a new company and sell shares of the business in an initial public offering in Brazil. The company will…

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…

Chile – Argentina Tunnel has Japanese Interest as Gateway to China

Japan also has an interest in the New Black Water Tunnel joining Chile and Argentina The powerful Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Corporation has been added to the list of interested parties to participate in the construction of the New Tunnel called Agua Negra informing the Argentine Foreign Ministry which has now ratified a number of new agreements with Japan . In his brief stay in Japan, Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman, met in Tokyo with Mikio Sasaki, one of the top executives of Mitsubishi Corporation…

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…

Investment funds around the world seeking farmland in response to food price hikes

For decades, the world was often swimming in surplus food because farmers were so productive. But rising demand has caught up, and reserves have become so tight that global food markets are vulnerable to even minor shocks. Many analysts say that higher, more volatile prices may be here to stay. The new dynamic reflects in part the rising demand for commodities in developing countries such as China, India and Russia. By 2050, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization projects that world food production will…

Chinese largest agricultural firm to buy farmland in Latin America

China’s largest agricultural enterprise, Heilongjiang Beidahuang Nongken Group, will acquire or lease 200,000 hectares of cropland in countries including Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Russia, The Philippines, Australia and Zimbabwe China, the world’s most populous country with 1.34 billion citizens, is experiencing an agricultural deficit that has spurred the authorities to seek access to crops outside its territory. In fact, according to somewhat dated statistics, less than 11 percent of Chinese territory…

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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