Argentina for tour operators, useful travel planner information
Argentina, useful tour operator and travel agent information
WHY SHOULD I SELL ARGENTINA?
Argentina, the 8th largest country in the world and 4th largest in the Americas, is a sophisticated, European-style country. The capital, Buenos Aires, is often called the “Paris of the Americas” and its skyline and tree-lined avenues, parks & boulevards are reminiscent of Paris. Shopping is for furs & leather, nightlife is late and sophisticated and the overall atmosphere is elegance. Argentina gives the traveler a substantial change of atmosphere over more Indian-influenced countries.
WHO CAN I SELL ARGENTINA TO?
Argentina is very often sold in conjunction with Brazil, Uruguay, Chile or Peru, and is always included in the traditional Latin Trails itineraries. It has excellent special interest opportunities for skiing, fishing, wildlife and scenery amidst the glaciers and lakes of the Patagonia area. Buenos Aires is a must for shoppers and culture seekers.
HOW DO I GET THERE? HOW DO YOU GET AROUND?
Daily nonstop flights connect Buenos Aires with USA and also the majority of the capital cities in Europe, as well as South Africa. Once there, the country is so large that flights are normally used to travel between the main points of interest; good frequent flights connect Buenos Aires with all main destinations. And usually is possible to get luxury buses (bed style).
- BUE = Buenos Aires (two airports: AEP is domestic, EZE is international)
- BRC = Bariloche
- ING = Lago Argentino
- FTE = El Calafate
- TUC = Tucuman
- IGR = Iguazu Falls
- REL = Trelew (90km from Puerto Madryn)
- SLA = Salta
- USH = Ushuaia
- JUJ = Jujuy
- Most tour packages have hotel taxes (21%) and service charges (10.5%) already included.
- International departure taxes: USD 29 - generally included in the ticket but exceptions apply.
HOW TO OVERCOME POSSIBLE SALES OBSTACLES?
There are no common objections to Argentina, but there is a misconception that it is too European. While there is great European influence, it is blended nicely with tradition to form a very unique country within South America –with a very special feeling of sophistication and culture.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Official web site: www.turismo.gov.ar