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Argentina replaces Brazil as Latin America’s second-largest tourism destination.


Argentina replaces Brazil as Latin America’s second-largest tourism destination.

BY LBC STAFF

Argentina was the biggest winner and Venezuela the biggest loser in international tourism among Latin American nations in 2010, according to the second annual Latin Tourism Index from Latin Business Chronicle. Argentina has replaced Brazil as the second-largest tourism destination in Latin America (after Mexico).


Overall, the region saw its international tourism arrivals grow nearly 6 percent to 73.9 million and its international tourism receipts rise almost 8 percent from the previous year to $62.9 billion, according to the latest data from the UN World Tourism Organization.

Argentina registered the biggest gains, with its receipts up 24.5 percent, triple the regional average. Venezuela saw the biggest decline, with receipts down 21.6 percent, Latin Business Chronicle found.

Other big winners last year were ...



Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela

THE NUMBERS
Latin Tourism Index 2011
Latin American Tourism: 2010 Winners & Losers
Latin American Receips & GDP 2010
Latin American Arrivals & Population 2010
Latin American Receipts (2010 Ranking)

Latin American Arrivals (2010 ranking)


 

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