June 19, 2013
Official dataWednesday, December 15, 2010
Foreign tourism climbs 24.8% in October
The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during October gained 24.8 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a report of the Indec national statistics bureau.
The agency held that 225,967 foreign tourists entered the country in October via Ezeiza airport, which is the main access route into Argentina.
The report states that the total expense of tourists during this period was 17 percent higher than the one reported the same month last year.
Meanwhile, 188,198 Argentine citizens travelled outside the country, 19.1 percent higher than the figures reported the same month in 2009.
The total expense of Argentine citizens outside the country reached 262.3 million dollars, 8.7 percent higher than the volume registered in October last year.
The 36 percent of the tourist were from Brazil, while 22.2 percent belonged to the category known as the "Rest of America" and 17.4 percent came from Europe.