I've just joined this forum, so I am still fumbling my way around... please forgive typos/typoes.
In pre-Covid days I was running a pretty successful tour company in Salta with my wife Alicia, who was born here.
Since March 2020, I've reverted to my first love of journalism, covering the Maradona soap opera for the British tabloids, slightly more serious stuff for the Daily Telegraph and becoming the north Argentina correspondent for the Buenos Aires Times.
I'd like to share a piece I wrote back in August about the impact on tourism here, which I imagine has been mirrored throughout the country, but has struck particularly hard in those places where it's such a huge part of the economy: How many of us will be left?
Sadly, prospects of survival for many agencies are even bleaker than when I wrote that article, as it looks as if foreign tourism, the lifeblood of many agencies like mine, won't be returning until the tail-end of the year (if we're lucky).
Please feel free to contact me if you're planning a trip up to Salta, Jujuy, or Catamarca, or across the border into the Atacama in Chile or Salares of Uyuni in Bolivia.
You don't have to do a trip with us: I'm happy to help wherever I can!