Compared to the same period of 2013Monday, April 21, 2014
Easter sales up 4%
Retail sales for the Easter week holidays increased by four percent in volume this year in respect to the same period in 2013, reported the Fedecámarcas chamber grouping. “After the price increases in January and February, in March there was a deceleration of prices, that permitted sales to recover,” said the organization’s leader Rubén Manusovich.
Rental properties had a 90 percent occupancy rate, with the most visited destinations being the Northeast region, Salta, Jujuy, Córdoba, Iguazú, Entre Ríos, the Cuyo region, San Luis, the Atlantic coast, Buenos Aires province, Patagonia and Buenos Aires city. The amount of money tourism generated in this holiday week reached 15 billion pesos, between airplane and bus ticket expenses, fuel, rent, food, excursions and entertainment.
“These are resources that flow from the great urban centres to the regional economies, permitting the reactivation of the domestic market,” explained Manusovich.
Almost 2.5 million people travelled on Easter weekend, representing five percent more people travelling and staying for longer periods at tourist destinations than in 2013. The business sectors that profited the most were the hotel, food and beverages, clothing, real estate, recreation and gift shops.
Thousands of vehicles travelled via various routes in the country back to their homes yesterday after having spent their mini vacations in different parts of the nation.
Herald with Télam