The number of foreign tourists increased 11.1% in 2019

A little more than three million foreign tourists visited Argentina in the twelve months of 2019, this is 11.1% more than the previous year, according to the latest International Tourism Statistics report from the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) . On the contrary, about four million Argentinians travel abroad, which meant an inter-annual fall of 11.9%. In December, arrivals increased 3.3% and departures fell 13% year-on-year.

Chinese travellers to Argentina doubled last year

Argentine Minister of Tourism and Sports Dr. Matías Lammens and Trip.com Group Chairman and co-founder James Liang discussed in Buenos Aires ways of collaboration for increasing Chinese tourism to the South American country. Argentina was one of the fastest growing overseas destinations among 300 million Mainland China customers of Trip.com Group platforms in 2018. Argentina-bound flight bookings and hotel reservations both increased by more than 100% year-on-year in 2019.