AR­GENTINA CALL­ING

The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - FRONT PAGE - Edited by Oliver Smith

It has never been cheaper to visit Ar­gentina, with the na­tion’s eco­nomic strug­gles trig­ger­ing a dra­matic plunge in the value of the peso.

The pound has al­most dou­bled in value against the cur­rency since the start of the year, with Bri­tish hol­i­day­mak­ers ex­chang­ing £1,000 now ben­e­fit­ing from the equiv­a­lent of £457 more spend­ing money.

Though many larger ho­tels in des­ti­na­tions such as Buenos Aires price their rooms in dol­lars, goods and ser­vices that use the peso, such as restau­rants and lo­cal at­tractions, of­fer ex­cel­lent sav­ings.

Trav­ellers us­ing in­de­pen­dent ho­tels and Airbnb should also ben­e­fit.

Feb­ru­ary’s launch of low­cost flights to Buenos Aires by Nor­we­gian, with fares from Gatwick start­ing at £250 one-way, has also helped those hop­ing to see the coun­try on a bud­get.

The peso’s col­lapse has at

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