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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Is an Airline Price War about to put Argentina on the Tourist Map

3:22 PM John Boyle

     Argentina is often seen as a fascinating country but it's just too far away or too expensive to get to.
Even the locals  call it El Culo Del Mundo (The arse end of the World). Well it's not going to get any closer but it is about to become a dam sight cheaper to get too.
    Two  low cost carriers (LCC) have broken into the market and slashed the prices to the bone with a pay by service  system . They are and . You pay for your flight then add the extras i.e. Per suitcase or meals or to choose your seat. So depending on what kind of traveler you are real bargains are obtainable and the gauntlet has been thrown down to big international carriers. Expect all fares to come down shortly. Norwegian airlines will be operating from Buenos Aires to London Gatwick also to Miami and Flylevel from Buenos Aires to Barcelona.
    But the potential game changer to tourism in Argentina is that Norwegian air has applied to fly upto 80 different routes within Argentina and South America. Argentina has mainly been controlled by Aerolineas Argentina and Lan Chile now Latam. Both companys are very unionised and operate out of heavily unionised airports that will not take kindly to low cost airlines and the work ethic that comes with them.
    At present internal flights in Argentina cost about triple the European equivalent and double those in neighbouring Brasil. But trying to explain to the unions that a mass tourism will actually create many more jobs and create real long term security is not as easy as it should be. To most people it would be a no brainer but to the dinosaurs of the Peronist union movements they will fight it tooth and nail.
    Argentina's hotels are crying out for it. At the moment they are cutting each other's throats in a battle for the few tourists that make it this far. The plight of the hotels has not been helped by the number of people using Airbnb.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Elections 2017 The battle for the soul of Argentina

6:43 PM John Boyle
Two years ago Argentina elected Mauricio Marci as President of Argentina and Maria Vidal as the governor of the province of Buenos Aires . The two most powerful jobs in the country were now in the hands of the Cambiemos (we can Change) party and a disolusioned  population had chosen a new direction. Had Peronism been consigned to history?. Argentina  had elected two people that stood on a platform of Zero tolerance of corruption and that is exactly what they did. The judiciary were no longer afraid and went after the corrupt political henchmen and women of the Peronist movement.
     Of course corruption in Argentina comes with a capital K for Kirchner and what followed the 2015 presidential election has been a tidal wave of corruption charges against most of the previous government. It has seen one former minister  Jose Lopez arrested while trying to hide 9 million dollars in cash and an assault rifle in the grounds of a monestry. And the former president being hauled before the courts and investigations against her  mounting daily. To fend off these multiple investigations she has returned to politics with a vengeance and is desperately trying to become a senator. Why? Because as a senator she would have immunity from prosecution for all the millions that she and government embezzled from Argentina.
    Her route back to power is via the Peronist movement the party of Jaun and Evita Peron.
They have a saying in Argentina that the Peronists love the poor so much they keep creating more of them. An ideology of hand outs that keeps the poor poor and utterly dependent on the next hand out.
Most of them don't know any different and can't imagine any other form of government.
And that's what Cambiemos is up against. Also the Peronists are terrified that they might succeed and people will see there is another way.
    Living in Argentina you feel the country is about 20 years behind the rest of Europe or North America. To get an iPad or IPhone you need to cross into Paraguay or Chile or fly to the USA or Europe. And Peronism cannot or will not see the absurdity in this. They want to return to a protectionist printing press economy where inflation runs riot. And everything is dealt with by printing more money.  In short we would be following down the same path as Venezuela.
A return to Peronism would cause investors to free and capital flight to once again go through the roof . It would condem Argentina to another lost decade.
   John Boyle

Friday, August 11, 2017

Native English Speaking Tour Guide Buenos Aires

9:31 AM John Boyle
Make Buenos Aires Come  alive for you. We offer a wide range of tours and transfers in South Americas most beautiful city.
Check out our tours we are all native English speaking and can't wait to help you make the most of your visit.
City Tour Buenos Aires 5 hrs
The city tour would be a mixture of driving and walking and would take in all the major sights of Buenos Aires. From the Flor Generica And the Rose gardens we would make our way to the park of memory . This park is dedicated to the Argentines who disappeared during the dictatorship between the years 1976 to 1983.
We would then visit Recoleta and the final resting place of EVA (Evita) Peron.
This would be followed by the plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Mayo.
This plaza has a rich history and the mothers of the plaza de Mayo still march their every Thursday holding the pictures of their disappeared youngsters and wearing their iconic headscarves. This is also the sight of the Casa Rosada where Evita made her famous balcony speech.
From there we would move on to take in San Telmo and la Boca with the famous Caminito.
We would move on then to the Theatro Colon and the 9th of July Avenue which at 18lanes wide is the worlds largest and quite a sight to behold.
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Friday, August 4, 2017 Blog: tours and transfers: Argentina a wasted decade or a wasted century?.

1:08 PM John Boyle Blog: tours and transfers: Argentina a wasted decade or a wasted century?.: Its so hard to cram the history of the last century in Argentina into a short story so many things have happened and the country keeps repe...
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