Significant increase in tourists coming to Argentina, mainly from Europe and Brazil
In the first quarter of the year, 839,700 tourists entered Argentina. A number that represented an annual increase of 23.1% whilst Argentines travelling abroad totalled 1,172,400, a fall of 17%, according to the statistics report of International tourism.
In March, 267,600 people entered Argentina for tourism, which represents a rise of 23.8%. In the same month, Argentines travelling abroad totalled 387,400, a figure that meant an annual low of 15.1%.
The Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports concentrated on the 88.5% of the arrivals of tourists during the quarter, with an increase of 19.5%, and the 78.8% of the outboard bound with a decrease in the 18.8%, compared to the same period of the previous year.
The largest number of tourists came from European countries, with 66,000 people, which represented an interannual increase of 12.3%.
It was followed by Brazil with 61,900 tourists and an increase of 76.3% year-on and the United States and Canada with 38,800 arrivals, and an increase of 12.7%.
In the rest of the airports, the influx of tourism from the in March recorded an increase of 60% with respect to the same month of the previous year, mainly from Chile, Brazil and the group of “Rest of America” countries
The Argentines who departed mainly were destined for Brazil, 28.5%; “Rest of America”, 21.0%; and “The United States and Canada”, 19.4%.
The average stay of the residents in Argentina who travelled outside for tourism was 15.7 nights, which were recorded mostly in Europe, with 26.8 nights, followed by Bolivia, 17.2 and the “Rest of America” block With 15.9 nights.