Around three million tourists traveled the country during the four days of the long Carnival weekend and the figure adds to a season that marked “the return of international tourism” and “the consolidation of the sector” as one of the engines of the economy and the generation of employment, highlighted today the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Matias Lammens.

It was the weekend of Carnival “with more people mobilized since the holiday was established in 2011”, stood out from the national portfolio. Also, the season “It marked the strong return of international tourism and the consolidation of the sector as one of the engines of the economy and job creation,” added the official.

From the Ministry They detailed that there was full occupation in large destinations such as Gualeguaychú, Colón and Federación, in Entre Ríos; Paso de la Patria, in Corrientes; El Rodeo and Antofagasta de la Sierra, in Catamarca; Villa Carlos Paz, Cosquín and Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, in Córdoba; Merlo, in San Luis; the Partido de la Costa and Monte Hermoso, in the Province of Buenos Aires; The Quebrada de Humahuaca, in Jujuy; Tafí Viejo and Amaicha del Valle, in Tucumán; Calingasta, in San Juan; and in El Calafate, in Santa Cruz, among others.

According to data from Argentine Tourism Observatory (OAT), the provincial occupancy average in the northern provinces of the country was 95% in Jujuy; 90% in Salta and La Rioja; 89% in Tucuman; 91% in Catamarca; 70% in Santiago del Estero; 65% in Chaco; 92% in Misiones and 95% in Corrientes.

In the central zone of the country, the provincial occupancy average was 95% in Entre Ríos; 94% in Santa Fe; 70% in the City of Buenos Aires; 90% in the Province of Buenos Aires, in Córdoba and in San Juan; 95% in St. Louis; 87% Mendoza.

In the southern part of the country, the provincial occupancy average was 90% in Neuquén, Río Negro, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands; and 85% in Chubut.