EL OBSERVADOR (Uruguay) CLARIN (Argentina)â€¨â€¨
MONTEVIDEO - As the Southern Hemisphere’s summer vacation season approaches, the tourism industry in Uruguay is already sweating Argentina’s new restrictions on changing money to dollars and using it for travel abroad.
The Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Uruguay has taken extra steps to attract Argentines, including publishing a list of prices to stress that Uruguay is often a cheaper destination than Argentina, El Observador reports.
Uruguayan hoteliers are worried that Argentines will think that Uruguay is more expensive because of the new currency restrictions.
Uruguay’s first lady weighed in, saying that the restrictions are “very worrying.” She said that in spite of the restrictions, many Argentines visit Uruguay because they like spending summer there and they will make an effort to make sure they can make the visit happen, Clarin reports.
She also noted that the number of Argentine tourists in Uruguay has decreased, but not in an alarming way.