Commerical mission to Argentina in Spain

With the flight Madrid-Iguazú main novelty, INPROTUR was presented in the Spanish capital, Bilbao and Barcelona.

The National Institute of Tourism (INPROTUR) developed an important trade mission in the cities of Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona, Spain, on 17, 19 and 20 September respectively.

The mission, which was attended by Argentine Ambassador, Ramon Puerta, and the Deputy Consul of Trade, Tourism and Investment Argentine Consulate Section in Barcelona, Maria Jimena Autiero Simari, served to convey the latest developments of the local tourism sector our country.

According to the World Tourism Organization (OMT), Spain has an international outbound market of more than 22 million tourists per year. This information confirms the importance of promoting our proposals in a key tourism destination receptive Argentina – in 2017 193.735 Spanish tourists, becoming the seventh issuing country of tourists to our country were received.

The Spanish traveler looking for destinations in Argentina mainly nature, cultural activities and cuisine. It has an average stay of 16 nights, with an average spending of over $ 1,400 during that period.

During the mission was very much promoting gastronomy Argentina. Each presentation led by the renowned Argentine chef Javier Brichetto was based on six plates, one for each region of our territory: Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Litoral, Norte, Cuyo and Patagonia. Empanadas, mbeyú, ribeye, shrimp and sweetbreads in curanto the embers were some of the Argentinian delights guests could taste.

Getting closer

One of the most important issues was the progress of Argentina in the air connectivity. Emphasis was placed on promoting flight Madrid-Iguazú, which will begin operating from 1 June 2019. This connection will connect Europe with our territory in just nine hours. Representatives of Aerolineas Argentinas, Iberia and Air Europa – company that will operate this route- were present to provide details and make different drawings.

It should be noted that the Spanish market is the fifth largest capacity with the air supply to Argentina and the largest outside the Americas. In addition, the above mentioned flight will not only give travelers the chance to get faster to our nation, but also will nest offering Iguazu Falls, declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

INPROTUR delegation was also accompanied by the Joint Promotion Agency of El Calafate and private companies convened by the Argentina Chamber of Tourism (CAT), which held business rounds with tour operators Spanish.

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