The trade mission, organised by INPROTUR and the Argentinian Embassy in Brazil, succeeded in generating business deals among business owners from both countries, training travel agents and operators from Brazil, strengthening new flights of Aerolíneas Argentinas, and showing the developments in tourism.
With large attendance of Brazilian and Argentinian business owners, a new edition of the round of trade negotiations Buy Argentina was held in the city of Brasília. The purpose was showing Argentina’s novelties to the Brazilian tourism sector and strengthening the air connectivity generated by Aerolíneas Argentinas with 4 weekly flights between Brasília and Buenos Aires.
The delegation was led by the Argentinian Ambassador in Brasília, Daniel Scioli, and the Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Tourism Promotion, Ricardo Sosa. In addition, prominent figures were also present, including William Almeida, Secretary of Tourism of Brasília, Lucas Delfino, President of the Tourism Entity of the City of Buenos Aires, the Commercial Manager for Brazil of Aerolíneas Argentinas, Iván Blanco Cadahia, and the Head of United Foreign Sales of the airline, Mariana Tortonese.
The following Argentinian companies took part: AMV Travel Argentina DMC, Desert Tracks (for the first time in Brasília), Gray Line Argentina, L&L Travel, Mendoza Holiday (Cellar Tastings), Quality Travel, Tourstar Incoming, Eolo Patagonia, Ker Hotels, Nobile Hotels & Resorts, El Viejo Almacén, and La Ventana/Gala Tango/Aljibe/MichelAngelo.
During the event, organised by INPROTUR, the Argentinian Embassy in Brasília, and Aerolíneas Argentinas, the new panorama of routes and air frequencies of the flag carrier was presented, and more than 300 guests, including travel agents, tour operators, and the Brazilian specialised press, learned about Argentina’s tourist offer.
Ricardo Sosa expressed, “Brazil continues to lead the reactivation of international inbound tourism, and these meetings also show us that Brazilian tourists are greatly interested in Argentinian destinations. We see a steady increase in the stats. In this way, we consolidate the reactivation process that translates into the arrival of 500,000 Brazilian visitors during the first 4 months of the year. With Daniel Scioli and his team, we spent the last months in Curitiba, Porto Alegre, São Paulo, and Brasília showing our tourist offer. Tourism Minister Matías Lammens expects tourism to be one of the driving forces of the country’s recovery, and Brazil continues to be our main focus and ally.”
On the other hand, Scioli outlined the actions carried out together with INPROTUR. He added that with the Aerolíneas Argentinas flights to different destinations, greater traffic of Brazilian tourists is achieved; and that we will get to a historic number of frequencies in terms of quantity and new destinations. Ivan Blanco Cadahia emphasised the connectivity of the flag carrier, which already has direct flights to Buenos Aires from Porto Alegre and Curitiba, and from Brasília since April. It has also increased frequencies with São Paulo, added new routes to Salta-Tucumán, San Martín de los Andes, and El Calafate through Córdoba as of July, and recovered the Bariloche lane.