According to a study of more than 130 cities, Buenos Aires is the preferred destination for visitors who choose Latin America and where more costs do. Is estimated to grow tourism in Rio de Janeiro, Quito, Bogota and Lima this year.
The Annual Global Destination Cities MasterCard as a result there was a significant increase in the number of international tourists who visited the major cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with a total of 16.6 million tourists in 2012 – which would continue to rise.
The study reveals that for Latin America the increase was 7.3% (considering the top ten cities in the region as a destination) and predicted an increase in international spending, which oscillate at 7.9 percent.
“Despite the global economic situation a little challenging, this year’s study projected that the world has attractive places with strong growth in terms of international tourist arrivals and expenditures,” said Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, economic consultant world and author of the study.
“For example, now the path of travel to Rio de Janeiro tends to increase because it will host world sporting events in the coming years,” said Hedrick-Wong.
Among Latin American cities that are standing out this year for growth in the number of tourists who visit are Recife, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, and Monterrey, in Mexico. It is anticipated that other cities such as Quito, Bogota and San Jose to enjoy an increase in the disbursement of money from international tourists this year.
“It is important to understand the role that Latin American cities play in global trade and how electronic payments allow international travelers to make payments in a safe, simple and smart anywhere in the world,” said Richard Hartzell, president of MasterCard for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Annual Latin American classifications of Global Cities Index: The ten major destination cities of Latin America in the disbursement of money from international visitors are: