|San Lorenzo 156,
Ciudad, Mendoza, Argentina
Tel.: 00 54261 4649688
This business group has been working for more than thirty years on our province tourist promotion in national, regional and international markets by advocating the sector´s interests. Based on such an experience, were are convinced that it is only through a strong commitment and a thorough knowledge of common interests that we can better identify our needs and find the most suitable solutions.
Our Chamber is a private association that is composed of tourist service providers of all kinds. It comprises hospitality companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, travel agencies, wholesale operators; adventure tour operators, wineries, gift shops, etc. (Note that its Board of Directors includes representatives of each sub-sector´s association).
Since 1982, the Mendoza Chamber of Tourism has carried out numerous actions and delivered presentations all throughout Argentina and neighboring countries. We managed to create – within the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (Spanish acronym: CAT) – the first overseas tourist promotion commission. We directed and then accompanied it for more than a decade until present-day INPROTUR was created. Our Chamber also fostered the creation of FEDECATUR (Tourism Chambers Federation), which was presided by two of our directors during two different periods. FEDECATUR would defend the interests of the various tourist destinations in the provinces.
It is worth mentioning that we worked hard for Mendoza tourism to achieve a higher rank. Act 5489 ranked it as a secretariat, and then as a Department.
Some more work was done in the legislative sphere for the implementation of regulations that provided for an orderly development of tourist activities. Such work was extended to the rest of the country and Mercosur. A major achievement was persuading the Government of Mendoza to build the Mendoza Convention Center more than twenty years ago.
The Mendoza Chamber of Tourism also cooperated in making the wine making sector understand how important tourism is. A sector that had only exploited tourism marginally for 50 years started making massive investments in Dollars. We need not forget the constant efforts made to attract top hotel chains to our land. Nowadays the many local and international five-star hotels are an option for all kinds of visitors, especially those coming to attend conventions.
The tourism industry is currently contributing around 250 million Dollars to the province per year. Large scale promotion campaigns are designed to achieve a greater share in the Argentine domestic tourism market.
The Mendoza Chamber of Tourism plays a leading role in this new reality. It is a member of Camara Argentina de Comercio (Argentine Chamber of Commerce´s) Board of Directors, whose Domestic Tourism Commission it directed, and Unión Comercial e Industrial de Mendoza (UCIM) (Mendoza Commerce and Industry Association). It is also a member of the Private Sector Advisory Committee at the Secretariat of Tourism. Our Chamber´s authorities work with the Secretariat and the Mendoza City Hall’s authorities on the organization of events.
It also participates in major marketing workshops and meetings organized throughout the year in order to promote tourist products. In this regard, we would like to highlight that our Chamber has recently sent a representative to China together with Mendoza´s official delegates.
Lastly, we are proud to say that we are currently publishing the only official travel guide to Mendoza called Donde Ir (Where to go). 38 bilingual issues have already been released during the last seasons, as well as a technical catalogue for travel agencies in Spanish, English and Portuguese that features maps of the city and its outskirts.
Based on the information above, we invite you to join the Mendoza Chamber of Tourism so as new and more ambitious goals can be achieved. We are now calling you to work with us to turn every small individual contribution into collective benefits. Even though the membership fee is extremely low, the sum of all contributions allows us to successfully face the various tasks imposed by an ever-changing reality. Here is our history to prove it.
Join us. Contact us at email@example.com or on (54) (261) 4294202 or 4649688/89
|San Lorenzo 156,
Ciudad, Mendoza, Argentina
Tel.: 00 54261 4649689
For some years, the MENDOZA CHAMBER OF TOURISM has been noticing the need to carry out actions aimed at promoting and positioning TOURIST MENDOZA. This generally exceeds the different associations’ possibilities, and in particular, those of the CHAMBER. The different activities and possibilities of the Chamber´s state and private partners do not always allow them to use the time and resources necessary to perform major actions.
One of these actions concerns an old project set up by the CHAMBER. This project has been repeatedly presented at the Mendoza tourism area during the last 10 years and entails the development of a web-based communication tool aimed at informing visitors about the province and its many attractions.
Our enquiry remains unanswered and this resource has not been optimized by the Department. Even though the Department has repeatedly stated their intention of turning it into reality, it has failed to measure up to the expectations of businesspersons investing in tourist industry development. They do showcase their activities individually but the high cost of a comprehensive tool involving the whole province exceeds their possibilities.
This is when the idea of forming a Supply, Transformation and Marketing Cooperative was put forward. The Cooperative would comprise CHAMBER´s members and non-members willing to contribute resources and working time to developing a comprehensive WEBSITE that would highlight MENDOZA‘s natural, infrastructure and service advantages. This site would be opened to all service providers wishing to participate.
It was set up by 10 businesspersons, but all those that agreed with the view of turning Mendoza with tourists into TOURIST MENDOZA could join them. In order to make that goal a STATE POLICY, first stage works are coming to an end with the setting up of a WEBSITE that contains the latest tools such as mobile edition, 2.0 technology, Facebook and Twitter accounts, newsletter, digital newspaper and a great amount of information about Mendoza, and supplementary information about the Cuyo Region, Chile, Highway No. 40 and National and Local Parks.
This work has just begun and there is still a lot to do. That is why; let this be an invitation, and the expression of the wish that this 10-businessperson group is joined unrestrictedly by all tourist service providers in Mendoza and its areas of influence.
EL PORTAL DE MENDOZA COOPERATIVE
PRESIDENT: Mrs. Elsa Scafati