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MotoGP: Millionaire impact of 186 thousand spectators

In the three days enabled for the public they entered 186,759 viewers to the Termas de Río Hondo International Circuit to be part of the Grand


In the three days enabled for the public they entered 186,759 viewers to the Termas de Río Hondo International Circuit to be part of the Grand Prix of the Argentine Republic of MotoGP. The data collection provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nationtaking into account stays and trips of each group, raised the economic impact to some 3,500 million pesos that the visit of the Motorcycle World Championship left in the northern region of the country.

The MotoGP is one of the most important sporting events in Argentina, it not only boosts tourism but also favors the regional economy. We are very satisfied with the return of the main motorcycling category in the world to Termas de Río Hondo.

Gerardo Zamora – Gdor. from Santiago del Estero.

Detail of viewers per day:

  • Friday (special): 56,008
  • Saturday: 63,659
  • Sunday: 67,092
  • Total (accumulated): 186,759

The area received some 1,200 million pesos in hospitality1,000 million in gastronomy and 1.3 billion in direct and indirect production costs by visitors who They came from several Argentine provinces and neighboring countries, among which Brazil stood out. «The increase in the arrival of foreign tourists to Termas de Río Hondo for the MotoGP is the result of INPROTUR’s international promotion strategy at the Fitur Tourism fairs in Spain; Anato, in Colombia and in Brasilia, Curitiba and Porto Alegre, Brazil, which will continue throughout the year at the WTM Latin America fairs in São Paulo, in Top Resá, France; in Mexico, and WTM in London, among others«, highlighted the Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Tourism Promotion, Ricardo Sosa. Among the authorities who accompanied the edition was the Governor of Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora; accompanied by the couple of Missions of him, Oscar Herrera Ahuad and the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, John Manzur.

Contrasting data from different government agencies, it was learned that the caravan of tourists to Santiago del Estero came from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay. Most of them moved for a week through the provinces until they reached the meeting point in the thermal city, leaving foreign exchange also in Tucumán, Chaco, Misiones, Corrientes, Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, Mendoza, San Juan, Santa Fe and Buenos Airesreported the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.