exodus of tourists from the mountains

The winter holidays end today throughout the country and The exodus of tourists from the mountain range to different points began on the routes of Argentina, after the consolidation in this season of tourism with Record figures in Bariloche and San Martín de los Andesand good levels in other snow destinations.

With a mostly cloudy sky and a cold morning, Bariloche began to say goodbye to the visitors who filled in onen 95% of its hotel capacity on winter vacation.

The last days in the mountain range were lived in full sun, but in the case of Bariloche a tragedy that happened yesterday on Cerro Catedral, where a worker died, prevented the farewell on the ski slopes due to the closure of the winter complex from yesterday at noon and its cancellation of total operations for this Sunday.

Tourists from Buenos Aires, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero and Tierra del Fuego, who made up the group of 8 jurisdictions that began their recess on July 18, conclude their stay today. .


Flights as normal this Sunday


It is scheduled for today departure of 28 flights from the international airport of Bariloche and yesterday 21 services took off to different parts of the country and to Brazil.

Walk in the sun and shopping, the activities before returning to the routine. Photo: Chino Leiva

According to the grid Airports Argentina 2000During the early morning there were considerable delays in a Flybondi flight to Aeroparque that was supposed to leave at 4:30 and finally took off this morning, at 8:40.

The same low cost was delayed almost an hour in another service this morning and rescheduled for an hour later the flight to Córdoba originally scheduled for 8:55 p.m.

Aerolineas Argentinas and JetSmart, the other two companies that operate commercial flights in Bariloche, maintain their flight schedule as normal.


State of the routes for the return


On the routes of the mountain range, traffic is enabled. Morning frosts were recorded and presence on ice very early on route 40 between Bariloche and El Bolsónand from the Andean city to Villa La Angostura.

From the mountain range towards Neuquén, the route 237 is enabled with caution. The road was damp from the junction with route 40 to Arroyo Limay Chico, where there are also sectors with fog and reduced visibility.

Step Cardinal Samorelocated 42 kilometers from Villa La Angostura, it is enabled with mandatory use of chains. Private vehicles can circulate until 5:00 p.m. (Argentine time) and buses and trucks until 7:00 p.m.


The tourist movement these holidays reached 5 million people


At the national level, the Minister of Tourism, Matías Lammens, described the tourist movement of these winter holidays as a “record” with the displacement of 5 million people, 10% more than the last pre-pandemic season. It is estimated that the economic impact amounts to 100,000 million pesos in all destinations.

The sun dominated the scene in Bariloche until yesterday. This Sunday the clouds prevail. Photo. Chinese Leiva

The Argentine Tourism Observatory (OAT) indicated that more than 420,000 foreign tourists have already entered the country during the season, spending more than 344 million dollars in the tourism sector. According to projections, the arrival of a million people is expected in Argentina during this winter.

The data shows that Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca and Mendoza are the provinces with the highest occupancy of their hotel rooms, while BarilocheIguazú, City of Salta, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Mendoza Capital, San martin de los andesRosario, Termas de Río Hondo, Tandil and Carlos Paz are consolidated destinations with almost full occupancy.

“We are experiencing a record season, with an intense internal tourist movement in all regions of the country during the holidays and the expectation of a million arrivals from abroad during this winter,” Lammens stressed and maintained that “tourism leads the growth of economic activity and the recovery of employment at the federal level«.

For his part, the president of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism, Gustavo Hani, highlighted: «The high levels of occupancy in different destinations speak, as we always point out from the Argentine Chamber of Tourism, of what that is our industry, which provides jobs and generates activity in every corner of the country«.

“It is great news to be experiencing a winter season that will exceed expectations, even reaching record levels in several destinations,” he stressed, stressing that “the reactivation of receptive tourism with international arrivals, especially from neighboring countries with marked presence of Brazilian and Uruguayan tourists.

According to the data of the Argentine Tourism Observatory, which acts under the orbit of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism, in the province of Buenos Aires, Tandil registers an occupation of 90%; Sierra de la Ventana, 70%; Tiger, 72%; Lujan, 60% in the week; and 90% on weekends; San Antonio de Areco, 60%; Chascomus, 65%; Junin, 50%; Adolfo Alsina, 81% (95% hotels and 67% apartments); 70%, Pinamar, 70%; Villa Gesell, 60%; and the Partido de la Costa, 55%.

The occupation is in Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, 97%; San Miguel de Tucumán, 86%; Saint Xavier, 88%; Yerba Buena, 96%; San Pedro de Colalao, 58%; El Cadillal, 99%; Tafi Viejo, 99%; and Amaicha del Valle, 99%.

The City of Buenos Aires (CABA), registers 70%; the City of Salta, 92%; Saint Lawrence, 97%; Cafayate, 82%; Cachí, 86%; San Antonio de los Cobres, 99%; while, in Jujuy, the Quebrada de Humahuaca reached 99% occupancy; Valleys, 98%; Puna, 83%; Yungas, 91%; and the provincial average at 80%.

Meanwhile, in Santiago del Estero, it is 90% in Termas de Río Hondo; Santiago, 87%; in La Rioja, Villa Union, 73%; La Rioja Capital, 73%; Chilecito, 55%; and Quebrada del Cóndor, 100%.

Catamarca presents an occupation in the Capital of 94%; Old Valley, 100%; Brother Mamerto Esquiu, 100%; Fiambala, 95%; Tinogasta, 95%; Bethlehem, 100%; and an average of 92%, while Chaco 80%.

In Misiones, Iguazú, 97%, and a provincial average of 92%, in Corrientes, Iberá, 85%, and Entre Ríos presents an average occupation of 90%.

In Santa Fe, Rosario, 90%; City of Santa Fe, 80%; and in San Juan, Greater San Juan, 85%; Calingasta, 95%; Church, 59%; Fertile Valley, 93%; and an average of 80%.

For its part, Mendoza registers an occupation in Las Leñas, Los Molles and Corredor Cacheuta of 100%; San Rafael, 90%; City of Mendoza, 100%; and an average of 98%.

In San Luis, Merlo reaches 75%, while in Córdoba, with an average 90%; Villa Carlos Paz, 90%; and Villa General Belgrano, 90% (those in the most categories at 100%).

Meanwhile, in Neuquén, San Martin de los Andes, 95%; Villa La Angostura, 80%; and an average of 75%, which represents 7% more than in the coronavirus pre-pandemic.

Finally, in Rio Negro, Bariloche, 95%; in Chubut; Puerto Madryn, 81% (25% more than in the pre-pandemic); Esquel, 75%; in Santa Cruz, El Calafate, 65%; and Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, 85%.

With information from Télam agency


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