Argentina among the ten best destinations in the world, according to Lonely Planet: It was included in the category "best value for money".
The renowned travel guide Lonely Planet included Argentina among the ten destinations recommended for travel in 2019 in the category "best value for money" and praised the VAT reimbursement for lodging to foreign visitors as an incentive to tourism. "Their efforts to encourage tourism offer significant savings: Foreign visitors who pay for their accommodation with a credit card will receive a refund of 21 percent of VAT and some nationalities also have discounts on visa fees," their editors said.
"We celebrate this distinction that takes into account the actions we have been undertaking for almost three years now so that more and more tourists visit Argentina and that are framed in the decision to face tourism development as a State policy," the secretary said. of Tourism of the Nation, Gustavo Santos.
"The reimbursement of VAT for accommodation, investments in tourism infrastructure or advances in air connectivity, with direct flights from abroad to twelve provinces, are some of the attractions that are positioning Argentina as a leading destination in the region and in the world, "he said. Another of the reasons cited for the election of Argentina is "the solar eclipse that will cross part of the country", which he considers "another incentive to visit it in 2019, along with the wonderful mix of incredible wines, spectacular mountain landscapes and a capital full of life, Buenos Aires ".
Argentina shares the category with South Nile Valley (Egypt), Lodz (Poland), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (United States), Maldives, Houston (United States), Bangladesh, Albania, Ecuador and Slovenia .