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New York Times: Visiting Argentina Gets Less Expensive

New York Times: Visiting Argentina Gets Less Expensive

Old Jul 2, 17, 2:25 pm
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New York Times: Visiting Argentina Gets Less Expensive

Argentina, land of the tango, gauchos and good wine, is also emerging as the land of the good deal.

Foreign visitors who pay for their lodging with an international debit or credit card — not cash — now receive a direct and automatic refund of the country’s 21 percent value-added tax. The reimbursement applies to all accommodations, from hostels and midrange hotels to luxury resorts and the rural estates known as estancias.

“Our goal is to position Argentina among the world’s top travel destinations by making it more competitive and affordable. To do so, we have been implementing a range of new policies,” said Roberto Palais, the executive chairman of the National Institute of Tourism Promotion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/t...e=sectionfront
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Old Jul 2, 17, 7:30 pm
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What it doesn't tell you. Due to massive inflation caused by too many CK years in power has meant prices here are now on par with holidaying in Europe and N America.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 9:42 pm
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Question: If I am (U.S. citizen) traveling in country with an Argentine national would it be better for me to book the hotel and avoid the tax?
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Old Jul 4, 17, 1:12 pm
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Yes, that would be a good strategy.
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Old Jul 4, 17, 8:57 pm
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Yes, that would be a good strategy.
Thanks David. It's Mendoza that I'm coming to visit for a month or longer with some weekend trips out of the city.
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