As low-cost flights with Norwegian from Heathrow open up Argentina to a whole new travelling demographic, Sebastian Slobayen, minister for tourism investment for the country, here tells Breaking Travel News what impact he expects the route to have. With the value of the peso also recently falling, he tells us now is the time to visit during World Travel Market 2018 in London.
As the falling value of the peso drives tourism to the South American city, Gonzalo Robredo, director of the Buenos Aires Tourism Board, tells Breaking Travel News about how the market is changing. Speaking at World Travel Market he also tells us how much of an impact low-cost flights from London with Norwegian Air has had on travel to the capital of Argentina.
Initially commencing on the October 16th with routes to Cordoba and Mendoza, services to Iguazu and Neuquen will start on November 19th with Bariloche and Salta following on December 3rd.
The fall-out from Argentina’s financial turmoil is having a huge impact on travel to and from the country, according to latest figures from ForwardKeys.
Norwegian is continuing its global expansion today by launching the UK’s first low fare route to South America, with a non-stop service from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires.
Tourists from Canada who have ordinary passports will no longer have to pay the reciprocity rate to enter Argentina. The elimination will take effect on January 1st, 2018.
Norwegian has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, marking the airline’s first ever South American route as its UK expansion plans gather pace.
The Norwegian Group board of directors has approved the launch of Norwegian Air Argentina’s plans of operation. The commencement of routes is dependent on government approvals.
The city of Buenos Aires is enjoying a special year with its designation as Ibero-American Capital of Gastronomic Culture. Tourists will now be able to join free tours alongside locals and get an insider’s view of the city’s restaurants and eateries, including perennial favourites and hot new discoveries.