The Secretary of Tourism of the Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Enterprises (CAME), Gregorio Werchow, highlighted today that the winter season was a “record” with a movement of “15.9 million people” through the country among hikers (who did not sleep away from home) and tourists.
“Between excursionists and tourists, 15.9 million people traveled through the country, 20.7% more than last year, and spent $147,313 million in the cities that are part of the national tourist circuit, an economic impact 95.2% greater than 2021 at constant prices”, Werchow described in statements to Télam Radio.
The leader highlighted in the CAME analysis “the impact of the visit of foreign tourists”, plus “about 300 thousand” who traveled with the last section of the Pre-Trip 2 program.
According to the report cited by Werchow, “tourism grew 25% compared to 2021, hiking 18.7%”, while “festivals and international tourism” were added.
Specifically regarding tourists, the report specifies that “5,186,281 traveled, who, with an average stay of 4 days and an average daily expenditure of $5,830, left direct income of $120,944 million.”
“At constant prices, the economic impact increased 102.2% compared to the 2021 winter holidays. The important rise compared to last year occurred because the number of tourists grew 24.9%, the average stay increased 5.3% and the average daily disbursement, at constant prices, rose 53.8%”, indicates the text.
Regarding the excursionists, “10,740,850 traveled, who with an average expenditure of $2,455 each, left an economic impact of $23,369 million during the vacations”.
“The movement of excursionists was 18.7% higher than 2021, the daily disbursement rose 41.8%, and therefore the total expense climbed 68.4%”, it is highlighted.