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Salta & Iguazu Airports’ Planned Maintenance
Please note that due to works on the airstrip of the Salta Airport (SLA), it will be closed from April 15 to May 6, 2018. Within the above dates all SLA frequencies will be operated to/from Jujuy (JUJ).
Additionally, please note that the Iguazu Airport (IGR) will also be closed, for airstrip maintenance, from April 15 to May 15, 2018. Within these dates IGR frequencies will be operated to/from Foz do Iguaçu (IGU).
Passengers flying to/from Foz do Iguaçu may need a Brazilian visa, depending on their citizenship. Please, make sure guests have all the necessary documentation, or check with us for more information.
*American, Canadian and Australian citizens need a visa for Brazil. However, paper work is now easier and faster with the e-visa app.
Increasing Flight Connectivity
We would like to share with you that low-cost carrier Flybondi will start operating in Argentina with Boeing 737-800 aircrafts, flying new domestic frequencies, at more convenient rates.
How is it more convenient?
*They will operate from BsAs.
*They offer 2 weekly Mendoza - Bariloche flights.
*Up to half of the current rates!
*Operations will be from “El Palomar” airport, 1 hr. from downtown BsAs
*Remember that low-cost carriers may not include some of the traditional services.
They may charge for extras such as food, priority boarding, seat allocating, and baggage.
Living la vida local in Buenos Aires
For those intrepid travellers that are willing to go beyond the safety of 5 star properties and live in a city like a local, Casas Miticas offers the most elegant option. Two exquisitely restored houses, one in Palermo and one in Recoleta, offer an ideal opportunity for a family or group of friends.
Hub Porteño: a new star in the Buenos Aires boutique hotel scene
Hub Porteño goes above and beyond. The hotel is owned by one of the wealthier families of Argentina, who use their contacts to open the doors to unique experiences for their privileged guests. With 11 elegantly decorated rooms in the perfect location, Hub Porteño promises to be another highlight in the realm of great properties in Buenos Aires.
Important changes in the reciprocal fee in Argentina
The National Immigration Agency has changed the method by which tourists and business visitors from the US, Canada, and Australia will be required to pay in order to gain entry to Argentina. The reciprocity fee will shortly no longer be payable at the airport upon arrival. Our office in Argentina is currently working to create the simplest way to go about this process. Read on for the details on this important change! If you have any doubts, please contact our office in Argentina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casa Bemberg opens in Iguassu!
Posada Puerto Bemberg is one of the best-known names for lodging near Iguassu Falls, and now this famous marque is set to unveil the recently refurbished Casa Bemberg, a fabulous and luxurious home perfect for families and small groups. Find more information on Posada and the area here:
Buenos Aires awarded by Travel+Leisure
Once again Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, was elected as the number 1 city in Latin America and Mexico by the readers of Travel+Leisure Magazine, in their World's Best Awards 2011. With a score of 87.77 Buenos Aires shares the 11th position in the world with Jerusalem. The selection criteria involved areas such as tourist attractions, cultural events and gastronomy. The city also counts with 7 properties awarded among the 500 World's Best Hotels for 2011.
Construction of 6 star hotel ready to begin in Buenos Aires
The construction of the most luxurious hotel in South America is about to begin. A well known economic group is setting the foundations of what will be a very exciting development in Argentina. The development belongs to Grupo Vidante, an expert in high standard properties, owning several luxury hotels in Mexico. The hotel will be located in the Puerto Madero area, near the famed Faena Hotel. Keep in touch for more news regarding this hotel that will be open during 2013.
Puyehue Volcano affects flights in Argentina
The eruption of a volcanic area near the Puyehue Volcano located in the south of Chile has been affecting flights since last week. The volcano continues to pour ash into the sky and the cancelation of flights depends mainly on the direction and intensity of the wind. Most of the canceled flights have been departures of arrivals from Buenos Aires. For more information regarding flight cancelations, please contact our offices in Argentina at: email@example.com
Buenos Aires’ renowned "Teatro Colon" re-opens for Public visits after $300 million investment
After four long years, Argentina’s "Teatro Colon" has reopened its doors for public visits following a number of preliminary performances in 2010 to celebrate Argentina’s bicentenary. To book tickets to performances or include a visit to the renowned theatre please get in touch with one of our team members.
Sheraton Upgrades for 2011
We would like to let you know that the hotel Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa will start the refurbishment of its second floor. It will start beginning of May 2011 ending in September 2011.
Even though we have taken all necessary steps, we know it might cause some noises or discomfort, for that reason the working hours will be from 8:00am until 6:00pm.
Please contact us for more information.
NEWS: Art lovers are welcome in Buenos Aires - Mamba museum has re-opened its doors!
Those art-lovers travelling to Buenos Aires will be happy to hear that after five years closed to the public the contemporary art Mamba Museum has opened its doors again with two local exhibitions. The museum was created in 1956 by initiative of the art critic Rafael Squirru and today owns an important heritage of some 7000 works of Argentine and international art of the XX and XXI centuries.
In 2011 we'll take you from Buenos Aires to Mexico directly!
Aerolineas Argentinas has announced direct flights between Buenos Aires and Mexico city to begin operations on March 3rd 2011; the route will have 4 weekly services departing from Ezeiza airport at 10.10pm local time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and from Mexico city at 7.15am local time.
ITINERARY IDEAS: Unforgettable nights in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires never sleeps. Just one night in Buenos Aires will give you an unforgettable and unique experience. Why not begin the evening with an intimate tasting of the best Argentine wines in the sophisticated district of Palermo Hollywood before heading to one of the best Argentine milongas where the real tango dancers come alive? With all this excitement and adventure you'll need time to recharge! a dinner at the acclaimed restaurant Casa Las Lilas where the best Argentine beef is served is a must!
ITINERARY IDEAS: A new season for fly fishing begins in Chile & Argentina
Rivers and lakes of Argentina and Chile offer incredible experiences that an angler never forgets. No wonder that both countries have become favorites for fishing enthusiasts. While in Patagonia Estancia Tipiluke started the season with programmes specifically designed for beginners the luxurious Pira Lodge located north of Argentina offer unique adventures in Esteros del Ibera, one of the most fascinating wetlands in the world where a vast system of swamps, rivers and lakes pure and crystalline water, hide one of the most exciting game fish in Latin America ...
HOTEL NEWS: Casa Antucura re-opens in Argentina's winelands
After being closed for over a year, Casa Antucura has re-opened its doors deep in the Uco valley of Mendoza; one of the most prominent wine producing regions in South America. This excellent news brings the refined elegance of Casa Antucura back to Argentina’s wine regions following a year’s absence. Located an hour and 45 minutes drive from Mendoza, the lodge provides a base to explore the regions most important vineyards or access the nearby Andes range for a day’s hiking, biking or rafting. You can then retire back at the lodge by opening a bottle of Casa Antucuras' own wines grown on the vineyards surrounding the property.
HOTEL NEWS: Jardín Escondido boutique hotel to reopen in Buenos Aires
The renewed Jardín Escondido boutique hotel has new management and from November it is functioning as a boutique hotel. Boasting three levels of gardens, a solar-heated pool, an outdoor ‘parrilla’ (barbeque), and a beautiful terrace surrounded by plants of all kinds, Jardin Escondido is located within walking distance of fashion and design boutiques, craft fairs, and the abundant street culture of Palermo Soho. Families may rent the entire hotel, or couples might share the two principle sections on either side of the garden or we can make arrangements for your celebratory or corporate events. The hotel has meeting rooms, a flat screen TV entertainment center with a collection of classic films; an on-call sommelier and of course a fantastic collection of wines!
NEWS: British Airways announces a direct route between Buenos Aires and London
From March 27th, 2011 British Airways will fly from London to Buenos Aires direct, with seven weekly services departing from Heathrow at 09:55pm and from Ezeiza at 01:25pm to arrive in London at 6:35am. The airline currently flies daily to London with a stopover in San Pablo.
NEWS: New air routes in Argentina
From August 18th Aerolineas Argentinas provides an excellent circuit of air routes connecting many of the destinations on a new flight known as ‘Corredor Norte’. The route will fly twice a week- every Wednesday and Saturday - in each direction connecting the following destinations in this order: Iguazu – Salta – Mendoza – Bariloche. Whilst suggesting this new route to your clients don’t forget to mention the excellent accommodation opportunities found along the way. From Loi suites in Iguazú to the finely appointed Kkala boutique hotel in Salta with only 6 rooms or the elegant Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza to the ‘El Casco’ property for art lovers, there is something for everyone. Before heading back home make sure not to miss the Estancia La Bamba located just 2 hours drive from Buenos Aires.
NEWS: Qatar Airways debuts in South America connecting Qatar & Buenos Aires
On June 24th at 08:30pm Qatar Airways made its debut in South America, the inaugural flight landed at Ezeiza International Airport from Doha, via Sao Paulo. The new route will have a daily operation departing from Doha at 08:00am and arriving in Buenos Aires at 08:30pm (an 18:5hr flight time including one stop in Brazil), from Ezeiza will depart at 11:05 pm to arrive at Qatar's capital at 11:10pm the following day (18:05 hours flight time including one stop in Brazil), Qatar Airways flights are operated with Boeing 777 equipment.
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