Tourism grew 27% in Argentina and reached record numbers in 2010
February 16, 2011
According to the data released by the International Tourism Poll, tourism in Argentina grew 27,1% in 2010, representing a total of 2.647.869 incomings through Ezeiza and Jorge Newbery’s airports in that year.
“To the creation of the Ministry of Tourism we must add the record in foreign visitors as a matter of great importance to tourism in Argentina. This is the result of the decision taken on 2003, which was to face touristic development as a State policy”, Enrique Mayer, minister of Tourism, said.
Tourists spent US$ 3.371,8 million and the average time spent in the country was of 12,2 days. This represents an average of 1.274 dollars for person, distributed in 104 dollars per day.
The amount of Argentineans who decided to take their vacations outside Argentina was of 1.900.833, a 15,2% increase from 2009.