Argentina continues its upward path in the tourism sector and consolidates its excellent performance in Tourism of Meetings.
According to the latest report of the International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA), our country ranked as the 19th country to organize international tourist events and meetings during 2016.
In this way, Argentina climbed four positions with respect to the 23 position it had obtained in the 2015 evaluation and entered the privileged group of the 20 most important nations of the world, above countries like Mexico, Switzerland, Denmark, Thailand, Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic, among others. In addition, our country represents 16 percent of the international congresses that take place in Latin America.
Meeting tourism is a key segment. And it was the first tourist product that began to work with professionalism and framed in a state policy. This growth, which was reflected in the ICCA world ranking, is the result of the joint work of the public and private sectors, "said the Minister of Tourism of the Nation, Gustavo Santos, who stressed that the future of the segment is promising, After listing a long list of international events to be held in Argentina in the coming years.
Buenos Aires, on the first place.
Another of the positive results that registered the ICCA ranking was the consolidation of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires in the vanguard of the whole American continent. For the eighth consecutive time, the Argentine capital surpassed other great cities, like New York, Mexico, San Pablo, Hong Kong, Rome and Tokyo.
In addition to Buenos Aires, 32 Argentine cities hosted international congresses: Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Salta, La Plata, Mar del Plata, San Miguel de Tucumán, Santa Fe, Puerto Iguazú, Posadas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Puerto Madryn, Pilar, Corrientes, San Salvador de Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Tigre, Santa Rosa, Villa María, Campana, El Calafate, Concordia, Governor Virasoro, Los Polvorines, Resistencia, Sáenz Peña, San Isidro, San Martin, San Rafael, Tandil and Vicente López and Luján.
In the presentation of the 2016 results of the Economic Observatory of Meetings Tourism, they accompanied Minister Santos, the governor of the province of Salta, Juan Manuel Urtubey; The president of the Federal Council of Tourism, Mariano Ovejero; The dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, César Albornoz; The president of the Argentine Association of Organizers and Suppliers of Exhibitions, Congresses and Events, Enrique Pepino. The technical presentation was in charge of Pablo Singerman and Camilo Makón.