Every year, El Mensajero Producciones, a publishing house that keeps the Argentine travel industry up to date with developments in the trade at home and abroad, hands out Bitácora (binnacle, or log book) Awards to companies, organisms and institutions in recognition of their effort, creativity and hard work in promoting this growing economic activity. Awards in 23 categories are voted on line by more than 400 travel agents and officials from a list of three candidates for each prepared by the publishing house. Most of the winners of these awards, like the majority of the country’s wholesale and retail travel agencies, specialize in the outbound market.
Photo credit: On board a LAN jet headed for Puerto Iguazú. Courtesy of Ricardo Marengo.