Remarkable upturn in tourism in Buenos Aires during Holy Week
With more than 90 thousand tourists, the Argentine capital recorded the best weekend of the last 2 years
The Buenos Aires Tourism Entity confirmed that, during the long weekend of Holy Week, the best numbers at the tourist level since the start of the pandemic were recorded. The City received more than 90 thousand national and international tourists and the registered expense was $3,073 million, of which about 60% corresponds to accommodation, one of the subsectors hardest hit during the pandemic.
In turn, the City's hotel industry registered an occupancy of 92%, numbers similar to the main tourist places in the country, and continues to increase in relation to recent weekends (85% on the Lollapalooza weekend and 67 % on the Carnival holiday).
“We are very satisfied with the results obtained throughout the weekend, which confirm that tourism is one of the key drivers of the reactivation in the City. The first edition of BA Getaways was very well received and we will continue betting on this type of action to position Buenos Aires as a destination for getaways," said Lucas Delfino, president of Entur.
Of the more than 90 thousand tourists who came to the City, the majority came from the interior of our country. In turn, Uruguay was the country that contributed the most foreign tourists, above Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.
The tourist offer for Easter included guided tours of the Casa Carlos Gardel Museum, art exhibitions and photographic exhibitions, tours of the Historic District, and activities at the Konex Cultural Center, the commercial circuit of Corrientes Street, the Zanjón de Granados, Teatro Ciego, Colón Fábrica and the murals of Colegiales. In addition, there will be thematic tours, such as the porteño filleting tour with a filleting workshop, "History in a woman's perspective" in the Santa Felicitas Tunnels Museum and the Pinzón 1480 Hidden Temple. In turn, the Via Crucis of the City organized by the Archbishopric of Buenos Aires, which will begin at Avenida de Mayo and end at the Metropolitan Cathedral.