Print Edition - 2018-01-14  |  Money Digest

Uruguay sees record number of tourists in 2017

- Xinhua, MONTEVIDEO

Jan 14, 2018-

Uruguay is having a banner summer tourism season, thanks largely to the increasing number of visitors from neighboring Argentina and Brazil, according to Tourism Minister Liliam Kechichian. “We are looking at a summer season that is even better than last year’s, which was extraordinarily good,” Kechichian told Xinhua. Hotels and beaches in Punta del Este, the top seaside resort in Uruguay, if not all of South America, are teeming with national and international visitors as summer takes hold in the Southern Hemisphere. The rise in tourism numbers is spurring a building boom in Punta del Este. One of the most anticipated projects underway is the $150 

million Trump Tower, which is being overseen by US President Donald Trump’s son Eric, who recently visited the site. 

Published: 14-01-2018 09:07

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