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South America Outbound - February 2018

“Economic growth and stability plays a critical role in the development of South America’s outbound travel market. Brazil and Argentina may be the main engines of foreign travel, accounting for over half of all South American foreign departures, but smaller economies, such as Bolivia and Paraguay, are witnessing more dynamic growth.”
- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • Which South American nations are leading outbound travel?
  • How has South America outbound travel evolved over the past five years?
  • What factors are driving or limiting outbound travel from this region?
  • How does outbound travel vary in different countries?
  • What are South Americans’ preferred outbound destinations? 

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • South America Overview

        • Market background
          • Population
            • Figure 1: South American population, 1980, 2015 & 2050
          • Economy
              • Figure 2: South America’s GDP, 2011-16
            • Outbound tourism
              • Figure 3: South America outbound, 2012-16
          • Argentina

            • Market overview
              • Population
                • Figure 4: Argentina’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
              • Economy
                • Figure 5: Argentina’s GDP, 2011-16
              • Tourism balance
                • Figure 6: Argentina’s tourism balance, 2011-15
              • Outbound tourism
                • Arrivals
                  • Figure 7: Argentina outbound, 2011-16
                • Destinations
                  • Brazil
                    • Chile
                      • US
                        • Uruguay
                          • Other
                            • Figure 8: Argentinian departures by destination, 2014-15
                          • Market characteristics
                            • Length of stay
                              • Expenditure
                                • Transport
                                  • Figure 9: Argentinian outbound travel by mode of transport, 2014-15
                              • Bolivia

                                • Market overview
                                  • Population
                                    • Figure 10: Bolivia mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                  • Economy
                                    • Figure 11: Bolivia GDP, 2011-16
                                  • Tourism balance
                                    • Figure 12: Bolivia’s tourism balance, 2011-16
                                  • Outbound tourism
                                    • Arrivals
                                      • Figure 13: Bolivia outbound, 2012-16
                                    • Destinations
                                      • Argentina
                                        • Chile
                                          • Brazil
                                            • Peru
                                              • Figure 14: Bolivia’s outbound travel by leading destination, 2012-16
                                            • Market characteristics
                                              • Length of stay
                                                • Expenditure
                                                  • Transport
                                                  • Brazil

                                                    • Market overview
                                                      • Population
                                                        • Figure 15: Brazil’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                      • Economy
                                                        • Figure 16: Brazil GDP, 2011-16
                                                      • Tourism balance
                                                        • Figure 17: Brazil’s tourism balance, 2012-16
                                                      • Outbound tourism
                                                        • Arrivals
                                                          • Figure 18: Brazil outbound, 2012-16
                                                        • Destinations
                                                          • Argentina
                                                            • Chile
                                                              • Uruguay
                                                                • US
                                                                  • Europe
                                                                    • Market characteristics
                                                                      • Length of stay
                                                                        • Expenditure
                                                                          • Transport
                                                                          • Chile

                                                                            • Market overview
                                                                              • Population
                                                                                • Figure 19: Chile mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                • Figure 20: Chile’s GDP, 2011-16
                                                                              • Tourism balance
                                                                                • Figure 21: Chile tourism balance, 2012-16
                                                                              • Outbound tourism
                                                                                • Arrivals
                                                                                  • Figure 22: Chile outbound, 2011-16
                                                                                • Destinations
                                                                                  • Argentina
                                                                                    • Peru
                                                                                      • US
                                                                                        • Brazil
                                                                                          • Colombia
                                                                                            • Europe
                                                                                              • Figure 23: Chilean outbound travel by destination, 2011-16
                                                                                            • Market characteristics
                                                                                              • Length of stay
                                                                                                • Expenditure
                                                                                                  • Transport
                                                                                                  • Colombia

                                                                                                    • Market overview
                                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                                        • Figure 24: Colombia’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                        • Figure 25: Colombia’s GDP, 2011-16
                                                                                                      • Tourism balance
                                                                                                        • Figure 26: Colombia’s tourism balance, 2012-16
                                                                                                      • Outbound tourism
                                                                                                        • Arrivals
                                                                                                          • Figure 27: Colombia outbound, 2012-16
                                                                                                        • Destinations
                                                                                                          • Figure 28: Colombian outbound travel by leading destination, 2015 & 2016
                                                                                                        • Market characteristics
                                                                                                          • Length of stay
                                                                                                            • Expenditure
                                                                                                              • Transport
                                                                                                              • Ecuador

                                                                                                                • Market overview
                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                    • Figure 29: Ecuador’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                    • Figure 30: Ecuador’s GDP, 2011-16
                                                                                                                  • Tourism balance
                                                                                                                    • Figure 31: Ecuador’s tourism balance, 2012-16
                                                                                                                  • Outbound tourism
                                                                                                                    • Arrivals
                                                                                                                      • Figure 32: Ecuador outbound, 2012-16
                                                                                                                    • Destinations
                                                                                                                      • Figure 33: Ecuadorian trips abroad by leading destination, 2015-16
                                                                                                                    • Market characteristics
                                                                                                                      • Length of stay
                                                                                                                        • Expenditure
                                                                                                                          • Transport
                                                                                                                          • Paraguay

                                                                                                                            • Market overview
                                                                                                                              • Population
                                                                                                                                • Figure 34: Paraguay’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                • Figure 35: Paraguay’s GDP, 2011-16
                                                                                                                              • Tourism balance
                                                                                                                                • Figure 36: Paraguay’s tourism balance, 2012-16
                                                                                                                              • Outbound tourism
                                                                                                                                • Arrivals
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 37: Paraguay outbound, 2012-16
                                                                                                                                • Destinations
                                                                                                                                  • Market characteristics
                                                                                                                                    • Length of stay
                                                                                                                                      • Expenditure
                                                                                                                                        • Transport
                                                                                                                                        • Peru

                                                                                                                                          • Market overview
                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 38: Peru’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 39: Peru’s GDP, 2011-16
                                                                                                                                            • Tourism balance
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 40: Peru’s tourism balance, 2012-15
                                                                                                                                            • Outbound tourism
                                                                                                                                              • Arrivals
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 41: Peru outbound, 2011-16
                                                                                                                                              • Destinations
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 42: Peruvian outbound departures by leading destination, 2013-16
                                                                                                                                              • Market characteristics
                                                                                                                                                • Length of stay
                                                                                                                                                  • Transport
                                                                                                                                                  • Uruguay

                                                                                                                                                    • Market overview
                                                                                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 43: Uruguay’s mid-year population, 1950-2050
                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 44: Uruguay’s GDP, 2011-16
                                                                                                                                                      • Tourism balance
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 45: Uruguay’s tourism balance, 2012-16
                                                                                                                                                      • Outbound tourism
                                                                                                                                                        • Arrivals
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 46: Uruguay outbound, 2013-16
                                                                                                                                                        • Destinations
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 47: Uruguay outbound travel by destination, 2014-15
                                                                                                                                                        • Market characteristics
                                                                                                                                                          • Length of stay
                                                                                                                                                            • Transport
                                                                                                                                                            • Venezuela

                                                                                                                                                              • Market overview
                                                                                                                                                                • Population
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 48: Venezuela’s population, 1950-2050
                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 49: Venezuela’s GDP, 2009-14*
                                                                                                                                                                • Tourism balance
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 50: Venezuela’s tourism balance, 2011-15
                                                                                                                                                                • Outbound tourism
                                                                                                                                                                  • Arrivals
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 51: Venezuela outbound, 2012-16
                                                                                                                                                                  • Destinations
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 52: Venezuelan outbound travel by destination, 2011-13*
                                                                                                                                                                  • Market characteristics
                                                                                                                                                                    • Length of stay
                                                                                                                                                                      • Expenditure
                                                                                                                                                                        • Transport
                                                                                                                                                                        • What Next?

                                                                                                                                                                          South America Outbound - February 2018

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