I just got back from El Calafate & there's no aparent drop in tourism there. My impression is that tourism to south america in general is undergoing an evolutionary change, and in the short term it means an immediate temporary drop. I'm of the opinion that the crisis will actually be beneficial to local tourism in the mid term. Example, instead of going to Aspen, you go to Bariloche instead, but this decision takes time & that means the likelihood of not going for one season while you readjust to the new economic climate. I could be wrong, but I'm willing to put my money on it.sergio said:Just curious to know if people can give some insight. Has there been a drop in tourism and expats in BA? If so, can you be specific.
diego7david said:from my back and forth experience tween usa and here, the price that lan airline charges has gotten so high that it really makes a trip here difficult to justify ie in 2005/6 often a r/t ticket was 700-800 dollars to ba
now lan tickets run from 1200 to 2400 usa dollars r/t economy most times makeing buenos aires a very expensive trip when you can go to most other parts of the world for much less thats enough to discourage tourism even in good times