July 24, 2014
Easter holidays expected to lure 2 million to tourist destinations
The Easter holidays started today with intense traffic in Argentine routes. Over 2 million people are expected to travel across the country during the long weekend.
"2,2 million tourists are expected in the country's tourist destinations, with an average stay of 3,3 nights per trip," Tourist Minister Enrique Meyer said in a press release.
According to the National Road Safety Agency (ANSV) between 1,820 and 2,000 vehicles per hour traveled through Autovía 2 towards Buenos Aires province coastal cities.
The Argentine Association of Travel Agencies and Tourism (AAAVYT) said "great hotel occupancy rates" are to be expected. Occupancy levels in the main tourist destinations are between 70% and 95%, and even 100% in some districts.
The most popular destinations for the weekend are San Carlos de Bariloche, Calafate, Las Termas de Río Hondo, Puerto Madryn, Iguazú, Ushuaia, Mar del Plata, Carlos Paz, Salta, Mendoza and Tucumán, according to AAAVYT.