As in every long weekend after the confinement due to the pandemic, the tourism is on the rise and that was reflected in the numbers. Around 2.3 million tourists mobilized across the country for this extra long weekenda new historical record since it was established in 2016, and which doubles the figures for 2019, according to provisional estimates from the private sector.
This “confirms the strong growth of domestic tourismwhich had already shown numbers much higher than the pre-pandemic throughout the summer season, during the extra long weekend of Carnival and in the last Holy Week”, reported from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation.
“We are seeing two very auspicious phenomena: on the one hand, the consolidation of emerging destinations that are expanding our country’s tourist offer; and on the other, as happened in the summer season that lasted between December and March, today we see that the winter season already advanced to June”he pointed Matthias Lammens holder of the Tourism and Sports portfolio. And he stated: “This is great news for the tourism sector, which today is one of the main engines of the recovery of economic activity and job creation.”
OCCUPATIONS IN THE COUNTRY
The north is the region with the highest level of occupancy, since it exceeded 90% in its main destinations, such as the towns of Jujuy Quebrada de Humahuaca (95%) and San Salvador (93%), or the towns of San Lorenzo in Salta ( 100%), San Antonio de los Cobres (100%) and Rosario de la Frontera (100%). There is also a good level of occupancy in large cities and capitals that have a large hotel capacity, such as Rosario (95%), Santa Fe (80%), CABA (76%), Mar del Plata (75%), San Miguel de Tucumán (81), San Salvador (93%), Salta Capital (90%), La Rioja Capital (100%), Posadas (75%), Paraná (70%), Mendoza City (90%) and Villa Carlos Paz (90%).
“We are having a weekend well above what we had anticipated, which were already high figures. These numbers anticipate an absolutely record winter season with the strong boost that the arrival of a million tourists will give it foreigners,” estimated Lammens.
“We went back to experience a long weekend in which both established and emerging tourist locations, large cities and nature destinations, have had a very high occupancy rate, with a level of spending much higher than before the pandemic. It is great news , tourism is underway and is generating opportunities and work throughout the country”Lammens emphasized.