INDEC: Foreign tourism increases 29.7% in June
The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during June increased 29.7 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a government report. The government announced that 199,736 foreign tourists entered the country in June via Ezeiza airport, which is the main access route into Argentina. The report states that the total expense of the tourists during this month was 32 percent higher than the one reported the same month last year, it reached 247.3 million dollars. In June, 137,327 Argentine citizens travelled outside the country, 16.4 percent higher than the figures reported the same month in 2008. Meanwhile, the total expense of Argentine citizens during their trips outside the country reached 230.9 million dollars, 47.6 percent higher than the one reported during the same month in 2009. Most of the tourists were from: Brazil (38.9 percent), the rest of America (19.9), Europe (16.7), United States and Canada (10.7), Chile (9.3 percent) and the rest of the world (4.5).
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