Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)9.0
Global rank for international tourism expenditure33
Number of outbound visits (m)11.8
Most visited destinationChile
Most visited destination in Western EuropeSpain

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)44.3
GDP per capita PPP (US$)18,455
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)1.5
Annual average GDP growth in 2017 (%)2.8

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Argentina

Weekly aircraft departures7
Weekly seat capacity1,930
Airports with direct routes in Argentina1
Airports with direct routes in Britain1
  • There were 7 direct flight departures from Argentina to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 1,930 seats a week, in 2017
  • British Airways serves non-stop Argentina-Great Britain routes, departing from Buenos Aires and arriving at London Heathrow
  • From February 2018, low-cost airline Norwegian will commence flights from Buenos Aires to London Gatwick