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New Economic Initiative Could Strengthen Cashflow Position Resulting in Increases to Hospitality Services and Infrastructure
Source: Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc.
MIAMI, FL / OCTOBER 04, 2022 / Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VINO), a company that includes a growing collection of e-commerce platforms with a concentration on fine wines, luxury real estate, and leather goods and accessories, today announced its Argentina-based hotels could potentially increase their peso revenues as a result of the newly proposed exchange rates on credit card conversions which may commence in early October, as reported this week by Infobae News.
Sergio Massa, Argentina’s Minister of Economy, recently announced the “Qatar Dollar” initiative which would impact international tourism. Foreign tourists arriving in Argentina will be encouraged to pay for services with their credit cards, rather than cash, to benefit from the initiative, which would in essence allow them to do business at the unofficial bond rate. If the initiative takes place as scheduled, the cashflow position of Algodon Hotels (TAR) could strengthen, which could in turn result in new improvements to the properties’ services and infrastructure.
“Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, and Algodon Wine Estates Resort in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina may increase their peso revenues as a result of the newly proposed exchange rate on credit card conversions to pesos” said Scott Mathis, Gaucho Group Holdings 's Founder, Chairman and CEO. “We believe our hard asset value by any metric is a multiple of our current market cap — and this does not include any potential binary event related to our anticipated Las Vegas project, or even contributions to revenue growth by Gaucho. We are seeing a steady increase in sales month over month. In addition, just yesterday we embarked upon a digital marketing campaign that we believe will continue to strengthen throughout the holiday shopping season. We are excited about q4 and our potential for growth in 2023.”
Algodon’s Chief Operating Officer, Sergio Manzur Odstrcil, commented; “According to Infobae, ‘The Government has been analyzing how foreigners arriving in Argentina could be encouraged to spend with a credit card and go through the official market, instead of paying in cash using the blue rate…For that, an exchange rate close to ARS 300 would also be recognized. It would have a cost for the Central Bank in terms of monetary issues, but at the same time it would allow receiving a greater amount of dollars from international tourism.’ If this happens, in my opinion this could assist businesses that charge their prices in USD, such as luxury hotels, as it could improve their cash flow positions by receiving USD at ARS 300 instead of ARS 150 from the credit card entities.”
About Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc.
For more than ten years, Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc.’s (gauchoholdings.com) mission has been to source and develop opportunities in Argentina's undervalued luxury real estate and consumer marketplace. Our company has positioned itself to take advantage of the continued and fast growth of global e-commerce across multiple market sectors, with the goal of becoming a leader in diversified luxury goods and experiences in sought after lifestyle industries and retail landscapes. With a concentration on fine wines (algodonfinewines.com & algodonwines.com.ar), hospitality (algodonhotels.com), and luxury real estate (algodonwineestates.com) associated with our proprietary Algodon brand, as well as the leather goods, ready-to-wear and accessories of the fashion brand Gaucho – Buenos Aires® (gaucho.com), these are the luxury brands in which Argentina finds its contemporary expression.
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