The weekend XXL powered millions of tourists to mobilize to different parts of the country that helped move one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic of the coronavirus. According to measurements of the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation the flow of travelers reached the “most important figure in the last ten years” with places where hotel occupancy reached 100%.
As specified by the Government, more than 4,250,000 travelers (1,650,000 tourists and 2,623,500 hikers) took the long weekend to walk. Compared to the same date in 2019, this figure represents a jump of 55.7%. Although movement was registered in a large part of the territory, the provinces that received the most visitors were Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Salta, Mendoza, Chubut, Río Negro, Jujuy and Misiones.
According to a report of the Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises (CAME), it is the “most important tourist movement of the last decade”. With a daily expenditure of $ 2,700 each and an average stay of 3.3 days, tourists spent $ 14,701.5 million directly, 334.5% more than in 2019. «Never in October had so many people been seen traveling, what that leaves a very encouraging panorama of what summer could be, “they pointed out.
Regarding the favorite destinations, the report detailed that the most chosen site was Bariloche with a total occupation. Then they positioned themselves at 90% Iguazú; Mar del Plata at 80%; Villa Gesell 93%; Ushuaia 80%; and Calafate 85%. In the particular case of CABA, 51% of hotel occupancy was registered, the highest percentage since December 8, 2020 when national tourism began to be enabled.
“We are very happy about the tourist movement throughout the country, which showed figures higher than the pre-pandemic and full occupancy in the main destinations,” said President Alberto Fernández on his Twitter account. And he added that “tourism is a great generator of employment and a driver of regional economies. For this reason, it will be one of the engines of reactivation.