Tourist activity generated income of 1,000 million dollars during the first half of 2023, after arriving in Uruguay more than 2 million visitors, according to the minister of Tourism, Tabare Viera.
The announcement was made this Thursday, September 7, by the Minister of Tourism within the framework of a working lunch organized by the Association of Marketing Leaders (wdm).
From the figures recorded in the first part of 2023, it is clear that tourists left an average of 500 dollars per head during their visit, and that the tourism sector began to show signs of recovery after what was the abrupt drop in times of pandemic.
In turn, these 2023 numbers are already higher than everything recorded in 2019 (the year before the pandemic), consolidating a recovery period that began during the third quarter of 2022.
1 million Argentine tourists visited Uruguay in the first half of 2023
Of the total number of tourists, almost 1 million were Argentine citizens, which could be understood as a clear sign that despite the price gap and the exchange differencethey continue to elect Uruguay as one of the main tourist destinations.
Likewise, in the same period, a record number of tourists from Brazilwith more than 260,000 visitors, about 40,000 more than the people who arrived in 2019.
On the other hand, See He highlighted that the arrival of cruise ships It was also at record levels, registering 13% more ships during the 2022-2023 season compared to 2019.
During the first half of the year, some 187 cruise ships arrived with 320,000 tourists on board, of which 60% were Brazilians, reporting revenues of 16 million dollars.