The president of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT), Gustavo Hani, said today that next Friday, September 17, “the Pre-Travel Plan for retirees is launched, with a 70% refund”, and stressed that the extension of the program ” comes in handy “, which shows” the confidence of the people. “
Speaking to Télam Radio, Hani assured that the work being carried out by the public and private sectors, “with the Pre-Trip Plan, the opening of borders, and the beginning of student tourism, among other measures, speaks of a sector that is beginning to reactivate “,
The CAT president acknowledged that despite all the effort, “we must be honest that it will still take a long time to recover from this hard blow that was the pandemic, but we have been working hard to make this happen.”
Regarding the Pre-trip, he anticipated the launch for retirees, added that “they are advancing in a similar system for foreigners,” he highlighted the planned “opening of borders”, and the beginning in the next few days of student tourism.
“We are seeing the Pre-trip stronger than last year, and that also speaks of the confidence in the program”, because, “there is a great movement, with the pages collapsed by the number of people loading their purchases,” he said. .
In that sense, he added that “extensions have also been requested that have been achieved for this to continue, because it is a very successful program, and in that line we are working with the minister, Matías Lammens, so that this Pre-Travel Plan, with all its variants, remain fixed in time, beyond making a measure of recovery and incentives today “.
On the other hand, in reference to cruise tourism, Hani emphasized that “it is necessary to recover it”, and described it as a “very great challenge”, especially after the news made known this Tuesday of a major company in the sector that moved its operations to Chile.
“It is a very big challenge that we still have, both from the private sector and the public sector, to try to generate the incentives to recover that industry, which is much more important for our sector and for the south of the country,” he stressed.
The president of the CAT said that the sector, “is eager for the tourism industry to restart, and we notice that people really want to leave to travel, to plan their trips in the future.”
“Both from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the private sector we are working together so that the sector reactivates itself,” he remarked, and in that sense he highlighted the face-to-face realization of the Congress of Tourism Agents next week in San Miguel de Tucumán.