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The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, announced and a new tourism development plan for the period between 2016 and 2019. The main goal is to boost domestic as well as international tourism. The initiative will be coordinated on all levels of the national government through the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Tourism Facilitation and the Federal Tourism Council.
According to the president, through the Argentina tourism development plan a minimum of 300,000 new jobs will be created by 2020, with a direct investment of 11.7 billion pesos.
“Internally it is estimated that we will reach 70 million domestic tourists with a total spending of 170 billion pesos and, on the international front, an inflow of 9 million tourists bringing in about 8 billion dollars," said Mr. Macri.
Referring to the statistics available, the president pointed out that last year there was a decline in the sector. Tourism demand is stagnant, with lower levels of tourist arrivals than in 2012, and with international inbound tourism at 2011 levels, according to data supplied by the Tourism Ministry.
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