Argentines spent more than $1,051 million on local tourism during this long weekend. The numbers came from the Argentine Confederation of Medium-sized Enterprises (CAME), which calculated a daily average of $230 spent by each tourist.
“Despite flights coming to a halt on Friday the 7th and the bad weather in many regions of our country, the tourist traffic for the holiday of October 12th showed a good trend and almost 2,3 million people moved from one place to another in Argentina,” the report says.
Hotel occupancy averaged 70% between Friday and Monday. The most visited provinces were Jujuy, San Juan, Entre Rios, Córdoba and Mendoza. Because of the bad weather, this year’s number of tourists along the coast had a 30% decline.
“In some places people had to cancel their plans due to the bad weather and strong winds. Even so, people changed their minds and took mini-holidays, taking advantage of friendly early spring temperatures,” CAME’s report said.