Impressive growth in visitor numbers to Argentina from Australia and New Zealand has encouraged the National Institute of Tourism Promotion of Argentina (INPROTUR) to further invest in these markets by holding travel agent roadshow events in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland this month.
Argentina saw a staggering increase of 204 per cent in travellers from New Zealand during the first quarter of 2016 while Australian figures also rose by 31.8 per cent. The growth can be largely attributed to last December’s launch of Air New Zealand’s thrice weekly direct flight connecting Auckland to Buenos Aires.
The Roadshow will begin in Sydney on Thursday 22 September, 2016, followed by Melbourne on Friday 23 September, 2016 and Auckland on Monday 26 September, 2016. Each event is designed to inspire and educate travel agents, giving them the chance to meet face-to-face with industry partners from Argentina while wholesalers will be invited to attend specially created workshops.
Due to its enormous variety of climates, Argentina features many different landscapes, each with their own mix of exclusive activities and sights, including the wilderness of Patagonia, roaring Iguazú Falls and the glaciers of Perito Moreno. With Buenos Aires as Argentina’s cultural and food capital, this destination truly offers exciting opportunities for the travel and tourism industry in the Australian market.
A full list of Argentinian partners attending the Roadshow include: Antarpply Expeditions, Acrossar.com, Eurotur, Gador Viajes, ALCHEMY by INFOBA DMC, Kallpa, Quarum Travel, Travel Mark Tours, Cynsa Tour Operator, Quimbaya Tours.
Roadshow event dates and locations:
Thursday 22 September, 2016
7.30 am to 9.30 am
Hilton Sydney Hotel
488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Friday 23 September, 2016
7.30 am to 9.30 am
25 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Monday 26 September, 2016
6.00pm to 8:00 pm
SkyCity Auckland, 1010
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland 1010
Travel agents and wholesalers are required to register online.