El flong holiday of Easter, which this year will take place between next April 6 and 9, It is one of the most anticipated tourist moments locally. To take a short break after the start of classes and schedules, this long weekend combines leisure with a globally shared tradition such as the Easter celebration.
While many take the opportunity to stay at home, others take the opportunity to make a brief getaway, although this year the numbers are not very auspicious for the traveler.
In fact, a recent study of Focus Market, consulting firm directed by Damián DI Pace, relieved los prices of tourist packages for this Holy Week and warned that shot up to 100% compared to 2022, although this did not dampen demand, it persists at very good levels.
Regarding national destinations, the document analyzed the prices of packages for two people that include airfare and a three-star hotel stay with breakfast. And he gave the example of the tourist package from Mendoza to Buenos Aires (CABA) has a price of $251,000. If, on the other hand, the flight departs from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, the price of the package is $321,000, an increase of 101% compared to the same package in 2022..
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“The counterface to the growth of tourist activity in the local market is the premiums that Argentines end up paying in destinations where the hotel industry has international values in dollars,” the document highlighted.
“However, when making the comparison with the prices of international destinations where the hotel industry is cheaper than the local one in dollars, trips abroad do not end up being convenient due to the value of air tickets overloaded with taxes and perceptions and with little supply of international flights for a trip of just four days“said Damien Di Pace
Beyond this, people want to travel
The skyrocketing prices do not seem to dampen the desire to travel. paula christi of Take offindicated that up to now, “the most chosen destinations by Argentines for the holidays that are coming are, at a national levelIguazú, Bariloche, Mendoza, Salta and Córdoba”.
In relation to the international destinationsindicated that the podium is led by Rio de Janeiro and accompanied by Madrid, Cancun, Santiago de Chile and Miami, in that order.
“As to destinations that surprise in the top of the most sought after, are Córdoba, Rosario, San Martín De Los AndesSan Miguel De Tucuman and Villa Carlos Paz”, added the general manager of Despegar Argentina.
For its part, the top 3 of Booking in terms of traveler preference is headed by theto the city of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata and Salta.
In relation to the international destinations, from the tourist portal revealed that the most chosen by Argentines are:
- Rio de Janeiro
They also pointed out that there are many travelers looking for nostalgic getaways and among them appears the chocolate. one of the gastronomic traditions most related to Holy Week. And they point to San Carlos de Bariloche, Villa General Belgrano, San Martín de los Andes, Villa La Angostura and Ushuaia as destinations for that purpose.
For her part, Erika Schamis, Product Director of Almundo explained that Regarding international destinations, the most chosen for the XXL weekend of Easter is Rio de Janeiro traveling only those days.
“However, many take advantage of those 4 days to include them in their long vacations and in these cases, the most chosen international destinations are Madrid, Miami, Rome, Cancun and Orlando”, explained.
With regard to national travel, he pointed out as the most chosen destinations Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Iguazú, Calafate and Ushuaia. “For this type of travel, the packages are highly chosen to make the most of the 4 days and travel with everything resolved without having to carry out so much organizational management,” said the businesswoman.
He also recalled that most travelers organized this trip between September and October of last year, anticipating to get better prices and taking advantage of campaigns with special promotions. “However, there are still good opportunities to enjoy to the fullest!” he detailed her.
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Lourdes Mauro, Biblos Business Unit Manager pointed out to Mendoza as the most chosen destination among the followers of the agency, with experiences in vineyards. “Iguazú is always one of the favorites for these getaways, also Bariloche and Calafate,” he added.
He also recalled that some passengers take advantage of these days in between so that their children miss less school or miss fewer days of work. “No trip is strictly 4 or 5 or 7 days,” added.
Regarding the international level, he indicated that there are options such as Miami, Club Med Rio das Pedras and other destinations in Europe. There are even those who choose more distant destinations such as Japan, Israel, Jordan or Turkey“.
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