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The government foresees a record number of cruise calls in 2023

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From the Ministry of Tourism they affirmed that with the expected arrivals the records of the last eight years could be broken.

Photo: Municipality of Montevideo

The minister of Tourism interim, Rowing Monzegliostated that if the 44 pending cruise calls that are foreseen in the national ports, the season 2022-2023 would be located as the best in eight years. Only at the end of last month, some 160 arrivals of this type of vessel had already been registered.

The cruise season was established for the period between November 2022 and April 2023, currently Montevideo received 116 shipsand east point others 44. The arrival of another 34 and 10, respectively, remains, something that exceeded the previous expectations maintained by the ministerial portfolio.

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In turn, within the framework of the presentation of the binational Carnival of the Chuy-ChuiMonzeglio announced that Uruguay will participate in the cruise fair Seatrade with a delegation of 20 members between March 27 and 30 in the US city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In the event, it will seek to position Sacramento Colony as a third destination for international cruise companies for the 2024-2025 season, it will also ensure that the first cruise ship arrives in that town after December.

Aerolíneas Argentinas will resume the route from Ezeiza to Carrasco on April 10

On the other hand, Monzeglio recalled that Argentinian airlines will resume its direct flights from the International Airport of Ezeiza to the International Airport of carrasco from April 10thsomething that for the interim minister means an increase in Uruguayan air connectivity, since Montevideo is linked to other cities without passengers needing to make their connections from airportin Buenos Aires.

From the portfolio, they understand the increase in air connectivity as a “fundamental element” in terms of attracting international tourism. The flights will be resumed with three weekly frequencies on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays through Embraer E90 aircraft, with capacity for 96 passengers.

Source: Ambito

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