SAHIC 2017 to Welcome Guests in Buenos AiresWill Speros • August 14, 2017
SAHIC 2017 will welcome more than 400 attendees in Buenos Aires from September 13 – 14th at the Hilton Buenos Aires. This year’s agenda will include a series of high-proile speakers including Wyndham Worldwide chairman and CEO Stephen Holmes; Viceroy CEO Bill Walshe; Accor chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin; and David Sutton, president of Grupo Alvear.
According to Gustavo Santos, minister of tourism for Argentina, the country has seen 4.6-percent growth in non-resident tourist arrivals during the first five months of 2017. The first four months of the year also demonstrated increases of 3.8 percent in overnight stays, 2.1 percent growth in rooms sold, and a 11.7 percent rise in hosted tourists, according to EOH-Survey of Hotel Occupation of the INDEC-Ministry of Tourism. Gonzalo Robredo, president of the city’s tourism authority says the growth implies that roughly 1,800 new air frequencies will be capable of transferring 138,000 tourists and increase the foreign tourist market by 7.5 percent by 2018.
“Hopefully, from this type of event, new investment projects will begin, not just hoteliers but we all have a lot to do and, as a public sector, we are determined to accompany all the projects that improve Buenos Aires and those who live in it,” says Pablo Giampieri, undersecretary of economic development in the city of Buenos Aires. “We know that tourism is one of the engines of social and economic development, and we have to build it together.”