According to travel platforms, “Reservations for the winter holidays have already doubled compared to last year and grew by 50% versus the pre-pandemic, driven by the reactivation of national tourism; some localities even register up to four times the demand than two years ago”.
In this regard, they point out that “Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Chapelco (San Martín de los Andes), Cerro Castor (Ushuaia), La Hoya (Esquel) and Las Leñas (Mendoza) are the favorite destinations.”
Packages per person for five nights range between $115,000 and $180,000, with flight, accommodation on a double basis, transfers and ski passes included, it was indicated.
Faced with this panorama of advance purchases, the airlines add flights from Buenos Aires and other provinces to the main cities. Aerolineas Argentinas reported that it will have more frequencies between Jorge Newbery Airport and Patagonia. It will connect Salta and Bariloche directly, without stopping in Córdoba, as it currently does. From that province, it will have more weekly operations to Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes, and there will be greater connectivity from the coast and the northwest.
The low-cost also reinforce their programming. In addition to adding flights, they release routes. JetSmart expanded its itineraries, with the arrival of its sixth plane, and Flybondi will start flying between Buenos Aires and El Calafate.
“If we compare the current interest with what we saw at this point last year, the results are very positive and echo the optimistic outlook that national tourism is going through. The search for flights to Bariloche rose 187% and to Ushuaia 295% “, reported the Despegar platform.
“We receive more and more inquiries. In the last 15 days, we had an increase of 50% in package reservations. We have proposals in 12 installments without interest. Due to the level of searches and concretions, we project a strong sales season”, Almundo estimated.