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Macri seeks to boost Argentina tourism

AAP logoAAP 3/08/2016

President Mauricio Macri says his administration has taken up the "challenge" of connecting Argentina's airspace to enhance tourism.

"This is a very big country and its levels of disconnection are unimaginable," Macri said.

During a ceremony for the Cordoba airport renovations, the president said neighbouring countries had three times more flights per capita than Argentina.

Creating "physical" and "virtual" connections around the country is a primary goal of the administration, along with improving transportation infrastructure and expanding satellite communications, in order to boost domestic tourism, Macri said.

The projects in Cordoba are part of creating an "increasingly modern" and international network of airports, the president said.

Aerolineas Argentinas plans to resume flying to the southern city of Rio Cuarto in September after a 19-year absence.

This decision will benefit about 600,000 people, Macri said.

"Argentina has millions of beautiful things and we want the world to know about them. For that to happen, we need infrastructure, so not everything occurs in Buenos Aires," Macri said.

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