Visit Buenos Aires held its first Board meeting 2024

During the meeting, the new Board of Directors was consolidated with the renewal of representatives of the public sector

(Source: Visit Buenos Aires)

This Tuesday, the first meeting of 2024 of the board of Visit Buenos Aires, the public-private agency for the promotion of international tourism of the City, was held, where the directors of the private sector and the public sector participated, and the new board was formed. .

The meeting took place at Casa Mínima located at San Lorenzo 380 in the City of Buenos Aires, with the presence of Roberto Brizuela for the Association of Tourism Hotels of the Argentine Republic, Branch of the City of Buenos Aires (AHT), Daniel Prieto for the Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes and Cafes of Buenos Aires (AHRCC), Ambrosio Mayer for the Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies of Buenos Aires (AVIABUE), Mariano Castex for the Buenos Aires Convention and Visitor Bureau for the private sector, and for the Government of The City of Buenos Aires was attended by Valentin Diaz Gilligan, President of the Tourism Entity and Visit Buenos Aires, Karina Perticone, Executive Director of Visit Buenos Aires, Fulvio Pompeo, Secretary General and International Relations, Roberto García Moritán, Minister of Economic Development, and Gabriela Ricardes, Minister of Culture.

The proposed agenda included the integration of the board of directors, the approval of the balance sheet corresponding to fiscal year 2023 and the presentation of the 2024 Strategic Plan.

“For a city like ours, tourism is a fundamental engine for developing the economy. We have culture, gastronomy and excellent services. Buenos Aires deserves to be enjoyed by people from all over the world. And for that to happen, it is essential to consolidate ourselves as an international tourist destination. That is the work we do at Visit Buenos Aires and each of the actors involved do our part to make it a success,” said Roberto García Moritán, Minister of Economic Development.

“We started the year with a very productive agenda of meetings at FITUR and we hope to continue working together with the private sector to strengthen the arrival of international tourism. This activity contributes significantly to economic growth and positively impacts the different industries that make up the City's tourism sector. During 2023 we received 2.87 million international visitors, which was just 2% less than in 2019.” added Valentin Diaz Gilligan, President of the Tourism Entity and Visit Buenos Aires.

Between January 24 and 28, Visit Buenos Aires participated in FITUR where meetings were held with some of the largest airlines in Europe, such as Iberia, Air Europa and Level, as well as global organizations such as the Bank of Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Federation of Tourist Cities. In addition, the agreement with Madrid Destino was renewed once again to outline cooperation actions that will be developed this year. 

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