With the winter holidays coming to an end and localities that registered a large number of visitors, the province of Misiones was chosen as the undisputed destination in Argentina. There were 200 thousand tourists who toured the province.
Governor Oscar Herrera Ahuad published the numbers and the economic impact left by these three weeks (in total) of winter vacations in the province of Misiones. “We were chosen as the indisputable destination in Argentina,” said the president.
Tourist destination missions. with the campaign #FamosaEsMisiones we were chosen as the indisputable destination in Argentina. Come to Misiones, we are all Misiones, the land without evil. @gobmisions @MisionesTourism pic.twitter.com/pk12uu5ywe
– Óscar Herrera Ahuad (@herrerayflia) July 31, 2022
The strong commitment to tourism that Misiones makes translates into results that have a positive impact on the local economy. The activity as such, throughout the world, generates jobs and helps boost the economic growth of destinations, so much so that the World Tourism Organization itself estimates that 10 percent of the jobs on the entire planet are related to tourism. tourism and travel: 1 in 10 jobs is related to this industry.
This season, the winter vacations of Argentina and the region, left in Misiones an estimated amount of more than 2615 million pesos, product of the more than 200 thousand visitors that the Province received and that allowed percentages of occupation superior to 90 percent. hundred.
The data survey indicated that the tourism sector registered some 629,000 overnight stays this winter, with an average of 5.1 nights of stay, with an expenditure of more than 4,700 pesos per day for each visitor. The figures average the impact of 2615 million pesos in the missionary economy.
The numbers left by tourism in the winter holidays
Tourism generates employment and economic development
The recovery is rapid, after two years of a pandemic that paralyzed the world, especially activity. The proposal of Misiones, of nature, healthy environments, unique landscapes, quality services (both roads and accommodation and gastronomy) together with the idiosyncrasy of the hosts was part of the attractions that led to a season that exceeded expectations. The data says so: 16 percent above what Misiones registered before the pandemic.
Another value that stands out in this activity is the loyalty of internal tourism: the missionaries helped the recovery of the activity as soon as the openings began and they maintained fidelity with their destination from the beginning: internal tourism was a mobilizer from the decision of the missionaries who chose, even when the passages to other provinces or abroad were already open, to know and recognize the destinies of their own homeland. The solidarity look, characteristic of this land, motorized that recovery but also sustained it, even in the current records.
The tourist has an impact on the trip and on the destination: transportation, fuel, lodging, gastronomy, kiosks, entertainment, souvenir and souvenir houses, shops, pharmacies, involving an unsized number of people and economic sectors.
This dynamic promotes economic growth not only for the sector, directly, but also generates jobs that help reduce poverty and encourages growth in tourism, commercial culture, with a strong encouragement to activity, which reinvests and grows again. This wheel generates direct and indirect work, especially in young people who can join the economy, generating income, experience, inclusion and development.
From the Ministry of Tourism of Misiones these statistics are rescued not as numbers in themselves, but because of the implication and impact they have, to provide the sector with information that allows them to plan on a reliable scenario to plan their growth.
More tourism means more jobs and therefore development and economic growth for all.
Before the pandemic, the activity was growing. Destinations of nature, proximity, and healthy environments, such as those proposed by Misiones, generate more interest and promote this new economy that generates more income and quality jobs, strengthening the activity of recreation and travel as a development factor. tangible. Tourism is one of the activities that generates employment at a higher rate than others.
Each tourist is a person who, when moving, leaves money. The World Tourism Organization itself estimates that by 2023, there will be about two billion tourists moving around the world, that is, about a third of the Earth’s population, which implies an impact on local economies that has not yet been measured.