Bariloche: Tourists will have discounts for the winter season
June 24, 2011:
The Minister of Tourism, Enrique Meyer, the chairman of Aerolineas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, the head of the Argentina Chamber of Tourism, Oscar Ghezzi, and the minister of Tourism of Río Negro, Omar Contreras, announced that “The flights to Bariloche, affected by the ashes coming from the volcano Puyehue in Chile, will resume on July 1, and there will be discounts for tourists in hotels and restaurants, to ensure a good winter season”.
They further clarified that “we confirm and announce that since July 1, flights to Bariloche will be resumed and if there are weather problems they will land in Neuquén or Esquel, where land transport is guaranteed to Bariloche”.
Recalde said that “we are normalizing flights to Patagonia, and also added exceptional flight routes to Rio Grande and Ushuaia to ensure connectivity” and for the upcoming season, he said that “climate forecasts are good”.
Oscar Ghezzi announced that the Ministry will give “significant discounts on hotels and restaurants in Bariloche for tourists traveling in the coming winter. There will be a 30% discount on hotels and menus up to 70 pesos, without the drink, to all the people who come to Bariloche”.
And that “places like San Martin de los Andes or Esquel also made various proposals to ensure the tourist season. The implementation of measures to obtain discounts and other activities to promote tourism in this season will be announced on next Monday”.
“In Villa La Angostura, an area that was hit very hard by the Puyehue volcano’s ashes, is working hard through social actions”.
Meyer said: “contributions from the private sector and Aerolineas Argentinas in these circumstances, and the intervention of 154 vehicles from different agencies, over 700 people and the spectacular work of the community of Bariloche help suceed this painful situation”.
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