• Why invest in tourism?


      • A favorable business climate, with tax incentives for investors, cause tourism to account for 7% of the Uruguayan GDP and to generate more than 110.000 direct jobs.


      • The number of foreign tourists has been growing steadily, and exceeded 3 million foreign visitors in 2015. Together with the strong growth of domestic tourism, it has positioned tourism as one of the main productive activities in the country.


      • The country offers very attractive natural conditions for different types of tourism, all located a very few kilometers away from each other. In addition to the traditional sun-and-beach and urban tourism, the country also offers tourism involving rural spaces and nature, hot-springs and leisure, nautical, congress and events destination, and social tourism, among others.


      • The significant progress as regards infrastructure, connectivity and related services over the last years create favorable conditions for tourism and multiply opportunities.


      • The sector is granted important tax benefits, including Income Tax exemptions from the regulation of tourism promotion as well as a specific investment promotion system for Condo-Hotels.