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Latin America Project: Tourism
Transcript of Latin America Project: Tourism
Islands Buenos Aires The Facts Attractions Economy/Statistics Statistics Affects The Islands Benefits of Tourism The Facts Statistics MACHU PICHU At $20 an entrance ticket, Machu Picchu generates $6 million a year for Peru, while the Inca trail brings in another $3 million
more tourists are coming to be part of the amazing, unique experience in Machu Picchu, providing some seven million dollars more in incomes to support the country's touristic industry. Peru’s overall travel and tourism industry is dependent on Machu Picchu.
2000-2500 tourists per day
330,000 U.S. citizens visit Peru annually for business, tourism, or study. Galapagos Islands are
an archipelago of volcanic islands
distributed on either side of
the Equator in the
Pacific Ocean Tourists flock to the islands’ national park sites such as Cousin’s Rock in Santiago and the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island.
Tourism has brought considerable financial prosperity to the Galapagos Islands
Tourists to the Galapagos have an endless source of largely unspoiled beauty at their fingertips In the 1960s, just 2,000 tourists a year visited the islands.
The number has grown to more than 160,000.
160,000 tourists who visit the Galapagos to see its natural wonders produce $100 million in annual revenue for Ecuador Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina as well as the second largest metropolitian area in South America with a population of around 13 million
Buenos Aires was rated MOST important global and competitive marketplace of Latin America with a per capita income among the three highest in the region
Buenos Aires is the number one most visited city in South America European Style architecture
Highest concentration of theatres in the world
Exquisite cuisine: Café Tortoni
Casa Rosado: the official seat of the executive branch of government
Casa de la cultura
Plaza del congreso
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Biblioteca nacional, centro Cultural records, cementaro de la rocoleta
Statue of General San Martin
Buenos Aires Zoo Buenos Aires gets over 10 million visitors that spend about 3.41 billion US dollars in Buenos Aires
As well as international standards account for 76% of Buenos Aires economy Rio de Janeiro Creates local jobs and business opportunities.
Tourism accounts for 6.4% of total direct and indirect employment in Latin America or 1 in every 15.7 jobs in 2009.
Direct contributions of tourism:
6.6% to Gross Domestic Product ($177 billion),
$45 billion of capital investment, equivalent to 8.3% of total investment, and
$13 billion of government expenditure, equivalent to a 2.9% share. Importance to Latin America Today The tourist sites in Latin America are some of the
most toured locations in the world. These locations have generated billions of dollars in the previous 50 years that these countries desperately depend on to fuel their economies. Much of this money has come from American tourists Sources Eisenhammer, Stephen. "Domestic Tourism Rises with Middle Class." The Rio Times. Brazil News Agency
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Web. 28 Jan. 2013. The Facts the third largest and richest city of Brazil with 6.3 million people within the city, it is the 6th largest city in the Americas
Rio represents the second largest GDP in the country
Tourism and economy are key aspects of economic life
Natural settings: Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcavodo Peak, the Hill of Tijuca Statistics “The dramatic rise of domestic tourism, which has more than doubled since 2004 according to the Ministry of Tourism, is one of the clearest effects of Brazil’s booming economy”
“Since 2003 more than thirty million people have risen out of poverty in Brazil, which has had a direct effect on internal travel."
"According to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, internal travel, which it measures by the number of Brazilian passengers landing at the country’s airports, hit nearly 69 million in 2010, an increase of eighteen percent on 2009; the largest jump since the statistics began in 2000.” The Facts