The Government, through the Ministry of Transport, announced that a record season of cruise ships which will begin in the coming months, which will promote economic and tourist reactivation.
According to official data, it is expected that during the next season of cruise shipsmore than 700,000 tourists arrive in the country, since so far the arrival of hundreds of tourists has been confirmed. boats.
The projections for the next season of cruise ships They were announced at the Seatrade Global Cruise fair, the most prominent meeting of representatives of the sector in the world.
According to estimates, More than 350,000 tourists will arrive at Puerto Buenos Aires, while at least 250,000 passengers are expected in Ushuaia and another 65,000 in Puerto Madryn.
Some of the vessels that will arrive in the main ports of the country will arrive in the territory for the first time, which shows that tourism is making positive progress in its reactivation.
In addition, from the ministry they assured that the sector is beginning to normalize and reach, and in some cases exceed, the figures reported before the coronavirus pandemic.
“In this coming season, with bonuses and facilities that generate certainty for the cruise industry, we are normalizing volumes to pre-pandemic levels and we expect an exponential growth in calls.”
Likewise, the Minister of Transport, Alexis Guerrera, assured that this “means a boost for the tourism sector, more work, more opportunities and more development for the Argentine provinces”.
How was the last cruise season?
The ministry highlighted that during the past year, despite the fact that some restrictions were maintained due to the pandemic, More than 200 arrived in the country boatswhich was an incentive for the sector and the national economy.
This means that the country received 20,000 passengers in the ports of Buenos Aires, Madryn and Ushuaia; number that will be surpassed this year.