Judaic tourism: Argentina promoted its offer in the United States
INPROTUR gave a presentation in the state of Florida in order to attract a segment of great importance in the North American country
The United States is one of the priority markets for the Argentine Republic when it comes to thinking about receptive tourism. In addition, since 2014, the arrivals of tourists from the North American country to our territory show sustained growth - in 2018, approximately, more than 420 thousand arrived, 7 percent more than in 2017.
Within the range of possibilities represented by the emissive tourism of the United States, the Jewish segment is of the utmost importance for our nation. Throughout its history, Argentina has had close ties with that community, being the country with the largest Jewish community - around 180 thousand inhabitants - in Latin America.
In the same way, the United States is the second nation in the world with the largest Jewish population, with almost 6 million. With this purpose, on January 29, the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) together with the Argentine Consulate in Miami, represented by the Consul General, Leandro Fernández Suárez, were invited by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) to develop a presentation of Judaic Tourism in the Adventure Turnberry Jewish Center of the city of Aventura - here lives an important Jewish community.
The meeting, which was attended by 200 people, was called The Rich Argentine Jewish Experience: Stories, Places and Culture. He aimed to expose the historical-cultural relationship of Jewish immigration in our country. In addition, it sought to promote various enclaves and tourist routes offered by the center and north of Argentina for those citizens of the world interested in religious issues.
During the exhibition the participants were offered a tasting of Argentine kosher products - sweets, rice crackers, wines, gourmet tea and olive oil, among others - from the Argentine companies Kosher Winery Argentina, Cachamate, Fernet 1882, Casalta, Macritas , Makarona, Dulcor, El Secreto Winery, Arrocitas, Egran, Wild Goat, Il Mondo del Cha, Luba, Olivi, Crowie and El suceso.
At the end of the event, the Argentine musician Diego Rubinsztein gave a brief show of tangos sung in Hebrew and Spanish.