The colourful walls of La Boca The colourful walls of La Boca

Longer stays for South America

Chris Lyons from World Journeys reports a growing demand for stopovers in South America en route to Europe. ‘With a wider range of airfare options in conjunction with the Air New Zealand flight to Buenos Aires, sales to Argentina in particular are brisk,’ says Lyons.

‘Many clients are spending a few days in Buenos Aires seeing the sights and taking in a tango show, then doing a side trip to Iguazu Falls, before continuing their journey to Europe.’ Lyons says this is a great way to introduce clients to South America ‘Evidence would indicate that after a short stopover there, travellers get a taste and want more. This sees them returning at a later time and perhaps covering the Andean countries of Peru and Ecuador.’