A broad offering on hand at ITB Asia – the choice is yours
With an offer as broad as the continent is large, South America is again in the spotlight at ITB Asia, supported by dynamic incoming tour operators (TOs) such as Summit Travel.
The TO is composed of a team of young and daring executives, with more than 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry in Argentina and overseas, selling travel packages to Argentina and the whole South America.
Argentina is South America’s top destination for tourists, officially robbing Brazil’s historic spot as the destination to receive the most tourists in South America – 6.7 million tourists in 2017 to be exact. Forecasts show this figure should increase up to 7 million this year, representing a growth rate close to 5%. Brazil took second place, with 6.5 million people visiting the country.
BUENOS AIRES SHOWCASES GASTRONOMIC HERITAGE
Tourists are now be able to join tours alongside locals and get an insider’s view of the city’s restaurants and eateries, including perennial favourites and hot new discoveries. The tours take place on the third Saturday of each month at 17:00, each one focussing on a particular neighbourhood and theme, and accompanied by a different specialist. Tourists will be taken everywhere from traditional Spanish style taverns, Italian stone oven pizzerías, Argentine asado houses, having emphasis on understanding the history, evolution and preparation of each cuisine.
NEW RAIL LINK ON HORIZON
A project for the construction of a bi-oceanic train that will join ports in Brazil and Peru via Bolivia has awakened major interest. The “Integral Bioceanic Railway Corridor” aims to join Peruvian port Ilo with the Brazilian port Santos. In order to do so, the railways need to pass through Bolivia. Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina will benefit from the construction of the railway branch from Bolivian territory towards a dockland in Paraguayan soil, linked to the waterway of the rivers Paraguay-Paraná.
PERÚ: AN EXOTIC COMBINATION OF UNIQUE FLAVOURS AND GORGEOUS DESTINATIONS
It’s no secret that Lima is a hotbed of delicious cuisine, full of world renowned chefs and exclusive restaurants, but what might still be a secret is that you don’t have to break the bank to indulge in Lima’s gastronomy, go on a foodie tour of Lima, revealing some of the best spots for ceviche, coffee, sandwiches, and more for prices that anyone can afford.
PERÚ: A NEW ACCESS ROUTE TO THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (VINICUNCA)
This new route is part of a project called “Recovery of the ecosystem with ecotourism potential and scenic beauty of the Llaqta sector ecosystem”. Currently, the Rainbow Mountain is the second most visited tourist attraction in Peru, after Machu Picchu.