Buenos Aires Received 2 Million Tourist in 2018
Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Airport received an impressive 2 million travelers head through the airport in 2018. The number of travelers was 5% less in 2017, suggesting to tourism officials a possible positive trend in tourism for the area.
Last year, Buenos Airport was home to a number of popular events and attractions. Both the G20 and U20 summits were both held here. The city also hosted the Summer Youth Olympic games as well as Art Basel.
“Over the last year, international tourism generated over $2 billion for the city,” said Gonzalo Robredo, president of the Tourism Entity of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. “From hosting distinguished events to ramping up promotional efforts in key markets, as well as increased air connectivity from the west coast, Buenos Aires has established itself as the cultural capital of South America on a global scale.”
According to research, Buenos Aires saw a 9% increase in hotel night stays from U.S. travelers. And an estimate of 250 thousand of the 2018 visitors where traveling from the United States. Reasons for travel are for both business and pleasure, and about half stayed in accommodations in the city.
City officials are dedicated to support the positive upward trend in tourism in the area through a number of initiatives. A proposed new bill will encourage visitors to stay in hotels located in the city through a tax incentive offer, and also help new properties undertake renovations to help both improve and expand the selection of current accommodations.