Why Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is the ideal location for all kinds of events, from conventions and conferences to exhibitions and incentive meetings, a city well served by a diverse infrastructure which is constantly growing and expanding in line with the latest trends. Two international airports and over 700 weekly flights connect the city to 47 destinations around the world. Buenos Aires has over 73,000 hotel beds, 7,000 bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, 150 museums and 287 theaters, making it a stellar choice for your next international event.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) places Buenos Aires in pole position in its annual ranking as the American city hosting the greatest number of congresses, beating Montreal, Toronto, Lima and Mexico City, while slipping into 11th place on the world ranking. This is a clear indicator of the high caliber of its facilities and services, visible in the commitment to quality shown by both the Buenos Aires Tourism Office and the Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau (BAC&VB).

The City hosts international events year-round, ranging from rock concerts, dance and opera festivals, to medical and pharmaceuticals conferences, academic lectures, sporting events and international art fairs, in addition to hundreds of industrial congresses and exhibitions, such as Argentina Oil & Gas, Automechanika, or the ICCA Congress Argentina, for instance.

Tourists and visitors from all over the world gather here at different times of year to enjoy the Lollapalloza music festival, the Argentine Open Polo Tournament, the Argentina Open Tennis Championship, the BAFICI Film festival, the annual Rural Livestock show, the International Book Fair, and Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair, ArteBA, to name just a few.

General Information:

10.4
Millons

turists in 2018

#3

Tourist destinations
in South America

2

International
Airports

775

Weekly international
flights

1

Cruise
port

73.000

Hotel
beds

+ 7.000

Bars and Restaurants

Ibero-American
Capital of
Gastronomy 2017

Meeting Tourism Data:

+1.000

Annual congresses

+1.500

Associations

+500

Event venues

+50

Emblematic sites

3

Exhibition centers

City
of Buenos Aires

#1

in America

#11

in the World

Cultural Information:

Tango &
Fileteado

Unesco World
Heritage City

Host City

Youth Olympic
Games 2018

74

Olympic
Medals

287

Theaters

150

Museums

380

Bookstores

Educational Information:

University of
Buenos Aires

+60.000

foreign students per year

#1

in Latin America

#85

in the World

5

Nobel Prizes

Travel Buenos Aires app

Explore the city using the Travel Buenos Aires App. If you’re looking for the best tips on sightseeing attractions, this app gives you access to everything you need. Make the most of your time, save paper and free up space in your backpack. The best thing about the Travel BA app is that it’s free and you can use it without WiFi.

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BA Planner

BA Planner is your online tool to organizing your very own activity program. This free app processes the entire range of cultural events happening in Buenos Aires, from music and guided tours to concerts, fairs, sports and so much more. All you have to do is build your own itinerary and agenda and send it to yourself by e-mail!

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BA Tours

A one-stop tourism experience, BA Tours lists personalized and guided tours to match your interests. From museum exhibitions, gastronomy experiences, workshops, to underground tunnels or themed walking tours, BA Tours designs your program and guides you round, whether it’s on a bus, a bike, a scooter or even a helicopter! Drawing up your program is so much easier with BA Tours—just click on your next tour!

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