The long weekend that included Father’s Day was characterized by sharp drop in tourism and savings among those who traveled. According to the measurements of the Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises (CAME), the number of travelers during the last three days fell 64.3% and they spent 3.4% less compared to 2023.

According to the report published this Monday, CAME links the sharp decline in domestic tourism to the fact that the same long weekend of last year it was four days and it did not coincide with the proximity of two other holidays, such as this year on June 20 and 21, which will be added to the weekend.

According to the numbers recorded by CAME, 802 thousand tourists traveled in the three days that lasted the weekend and they spent $81,464 million in food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, recreation and various purchases.

Tourists spent on average $50,788 daily 3.4% less than on the same date in 2023 (at real prices) and had an average stay of two days which was also lower than what is typical for a 3-day weekend (usually between 2.2 and 2.5).

“With the Father’s day as the main attraction, there were primarily movement to nearby places and more familiar visitss than vacations,” CAME clarified in its report.

So far this year there have been three long weekends, where 6.6 million people mobilized and disbursed $1,065,990 million.

On the other hand, CAME highlighted that a factor that reduced the dynamism of this weekend’s movement was the decline in international tourism. “Although it is still latent, it is not seen in the magnitudes of previous months,” they highlighted.

What happened to tourism in the Province of Buenos Aires

“The tourism It didn’t shine like other times and it moved based on some sporting and artistic events,” says the CAME report.

Arrivals to the province of Buenos Aires were from close distances, with many last minute arrivals they pointed out.

To the Atlantic Coast on Friday afternoon an average of 1,000 cars per hour circulated through the Samborombón toll from the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, and on Saturday morning it only exceeded 800 at rush hour.

With clear skies and little cloud cover, tourists toured the beaches of Mar del Plata.  Photo ClarínWith clear skies and little cloud cover, tourists toured the beaches of Mar del Plata. Photo Clarín

The Buenos Aires seaside resorts In general, they had low occupancy levels with people who mostly have properties and came to spend a few days with their family, they highlighted, while it was recorded that some accommodations decided not to open this weekend.

For its part, The city of Buenos Aires they stated, did not escape the general trend of the weekend.


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