Airline Tickets plus Overseas Services Abroad Only in One Payment no Cuotas

Rich One

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Given the lack of dollars, the Central Bank prohibited sales on credit cards of overseas Airline tickets in installments
To discourage tourism to other countries and the outflow of foreign currency, travel agencies may not offer installments for tourist services abroad

 

Rich One

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Will mostly affect low middle class inmigrantes that travel to neighboring countries for the holidays. People flying to Orlando perhaps can afford to pay in one payment..?
 

antipodean

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Will mostly affect low middle class inmigrantes that travel to neighboring countries for the holidays. People flying to Orlando perhaps can afford to pay in one payment..?
I’m not so sure. Most people from here going to Orlando (or even Europe) buy via online travel agencies that offer cuotas. $50.000 to Brazil, maybe but $1.000.000 on flights for a family of four to Miami or Madrid ... that exceeds most all credit card limits to even be able to perform the transaction all in one go!!

Didn’t the dictadura do a similar “CEPO viajar” back in the 80s when it too was running out of dollars?

Anyways this is a pretty nasty blow to travel agents, airlines and others in the outbound tourism ecosystem .... just after PAÍS tax, COVID, brecha 100% and now this... can’t see this leading airlines to add / sustain more flight frequencies or bring prices down (when typically Argentines make up 70%+ of all departures)
 
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Rich One

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I’m not so sure. Most people from here going to Orlando (or even Europe) buy via online travel agencies that offer cuotas. $50.000 to Brazil, maybe but $1.000.000 on flights for a family of four to Miami or Madrid ... that exceeds most all credit card limits to even be able to perform the transaction all in one go!!

Didn’t the dictadura do a similar “CEPO viajar” back in the 80s when it too was running out of dollars?
You are correct my credit limit on local CC is $50,000 pesos...! may be if I behave they increase my limit...!
 

antipodean

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It seems that card issuers went one step further and axed cuotas on all types of trips as they are unable to tell if a purchase is for international or domestic, so better be on the safe side thus throwing the domestic tourism its trying to save under the bus with it.

Typical government incompetence - how about a CEPO on public salaries and expenses instead?
 

dsp27

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The price of the ARG passport tramite just went up from 1.500 (USD 7.5) to 4.000 (USD 20). I applied last week and paid just 1.500.
 
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