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Argentina Tourism Statistics

Argentina Tourism Statistics

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Bejeweled with natural wonders with an abundance of exotic wildlife, colonial towns along with its vibrant culture, and graced as one of the world’s hotspots for tourism, the vast territory of Argentina has everything to offer. Apart from the behemoth metropolis of Buenos Aries and main cities like Salta, Rosario, Ushuaia the real trump cards outside the capital are the sheer size of the land and diverse wildlife inhabiting it.

Argentina Inbound Tourism

The number of tourist arrivals in Argentina was an astounding 5,559,000 in the year 2016, and 5,922,000 in 2017, although not an all-time high, which was 5,931,000 in 2014. It contributed ARS 775.3bn(USD 52.5bn), 9.6% of total GDP in 2016 and 9.7% in 2017 simultaneously. By 2027 it is speculated to grow by 12,425,000 with an increase of 5.8% p.a. Employment rose from 1,580,000 in 2016 to 1,715,000 in 2017 i.e. 9.6% of the total employment in the country.

(Statistics provided by tourism board of Argentina)

Foreign tourists mainly come from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican, Republic, US, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and Europeans from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and Russia. Mostly coming for leisure purpose, it generated 69.8%(ARS 365.5bn) of direct Travel and Tourism GDP in 2017 compared to 30.2%(ARS 185.3bn for business travel spending. Leisure travel is expected to rise 2.7% p.a to ARS 477.6bn and business travel by 1.8% p.a i.e ARS 185.3bn in 2027.

Argentina Domestic Tourism

In recent years domestic tourism has seen exponential growth favored by the policy of long weekends. Domestic travel spending generated 87.0% (ARS 453.4bn) of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2017 compared to 13.0%(ARS 67.1bn) for visitor exports i.e. foreign visitor spending.  It is expected to grow at the rate of 1.9% p.a to ARS 544.7bn in 2027.

Argentina Outbound Tourism

The number of departures from Argentina was 10,297,000 in the year 2016 with 11.32% travelling to Europe. Among them 841,000 to Southern Europe, 138000 to Northen Europe,, 129,000 to Central Europe and the least 58,000 to Western Europe. Analysing the data over the past 21 years it can be concluded that the maximum number of outbound tourism happened in 2016 with the minimum being 3,008,000 in 2002.

(Statistics provided by the yearbook of Tourism Statistics)

10 Best places to visit in Argentina are:

1.City of Buenos Aires
2.Iguazu Falls
3.Los Glaciares
4.El Calafate
8.Puerto Madryn
9.Cordoba, Argentina
10.Mar del Plata

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