The president of the Chamber of Tourism (CAT), Aldo Elijah, gave radio statements in which he highlighted the Outcome of this extra-large weekend. Despite the good numbers, Elías acknowledged that “the Argentine tourist is not willing to overpay”. In detail, the CAT highlighted that “23 of the 24 provinces have more than 80% occupancy.” “It is a good indicator for the summer season,” said the head of the entity. There is still a day left of Tourism in Argentina.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, in charge of Matías Lammens, reported that 4,250,000 Argentine men and women traveled through the country during this extra-long weekend in October. In this context, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Salta, Mendoza, Chubut, Río Negro, Jujuy and Misiones had the largest tourist movement. “It is one more example that tourism will be the protagonist in the reactivation that has already begun,” said Lammens, adding that the “data is encouraging” on the movement of the weekend.
In dialogue with Radio Con Vos, Elías was in the same line as the Minister of Tourism. “It is an incredible result, more than 4 million tourists through the country, 23 of the 24 provinces with more than 80 percent occupancy and it is a good indicator for the summer season,” said the vice president of the Chamber of Sightseeing. In this context, he acknowledged that “we come from the worst crisis that tourism had and it is not possible to stow, the day that is lost, it is not recovered; however, the Argentine tourist is not willing to overpay ”.
“The announcements of opening and flexibility throughout the country, as a result of a sharp drop in infections by Covid19, were essential for this recovery, but the fact that they occurred on the date did not allow the even reactivation of all destinations “Said the president of the CAT, Gustavo Hani, in a report that the entity itself released in the last hours. On this, Aldo Elías said that “as long as we continue to take care of ourselves and at this rate, a good summer season is expected.” Great expectations in the sector for what could happen in December and January.
According to CAT, full occupancy figures were reached in Córdoba, Mendoza, Entre Ríos, Salta, San Luis, Chubut, Catamarca, Jujuy and Corrientes. Destinations such as Bariloche, Puerto Iguazú, Villa General Belgrano, Calingasta, Lago Puelo and Esquel reached 100%, Cafayate 98%, El Calafate 95%, Mendoza with a provincial average of 95%, Villa Gesell 93%, Mar del Plata 92%, Quebrada de Humahuaca 90%, Villa Carlos Paz 85%, Ushuaia 70%.