By Andrés Ferreira.
This past weekend, Termas del Daymán and several water parks were filled with people, as well as hotels and gastronomic places. To learn details about how it has been worked, CAMBIO interviewed Andrea Malvasio -Tourism Coordinator of the Salto Municipality- who provided information.
According to Malvasio, the capacity of both Termas del Daymán and Termas del Arapey were completed. “The weather helped a lot for the capacity to be completed, without a doubt there was a strong decision to choose the thermal destination to spend the weekend, in Daymán and in Arapey the capacity was completed and that shows that we continue to be chosen,” he said. “In Arapey the entrance for the day is not enabled, we hope that soon we will be able to have it available, the capacity in Daymán is 800 people, we hope that soon we will be able to make the capacity more flexible and in September we will be able to have other conditions to offer to tourists” added.
When Malvasio was consulted about how it is expected to work in September holidays, the Tourism Coordinator said “we hope to work very well, at least that is how things have been painting, both private and public operators have many reservations for September, promotions are in force in Arapey of the municipal accommodations which is giving very good results because we have the complete cabins every weekend, now we have the visit of the Plaza Colonia soccer team that was Uruguayan champion and decided to rest in Arapey, I think all the promotions that are They have been doing about the destination and everything that has been working, as well as the conditions in which our thermal parks are located, they are inviting tourists and people from Salta to visit Termas del Daymán and Termas del Arapey ”.
On the other hand, Malvasio clarified that, in addition to the fact that this past weekend a large number of visitors were obtained, every weekend many people attend the thermal centers. “The weather has been influencing a lot, especially in Termas del Daymán where people move during the day, during the week they are also working in a good way, the entry on weekdays is for the whole day, except for Wednesday that closes Termas del Daymán ”he assured and continued“ many excursions are coming, we receive many calls for inquiries, the truth that makes us happy that it is a chosen destination not only on weekends or holidays ”.
Regarding the possible opening of borders from Uruguay to Argentina, Malvasio pointed out “it may be unfavorable for the coast, we raised the issue with the minister, in order to prepare for the possibility of that happening, the conditions of competition are unfavorable for the destination and can generate losses, but not only for tourism, but also for trade and different areas, we understand that it is necessary to take measures that can counteract this situation ”.
WAY OF WORKING
From Monday to Friday, the entrance to Termas del Daymán is from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Wednesdays by sanitary protocol the thermal park is closed. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, working with two entrances, in double shift, that is, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets must be paid by debit or credit card, and accommodation reservations must be made by phone at the Tourist Office at number 473-34096, they have promotions for everyone to enjoy. “We are working on expanding capacity, hopefully we will have news soon,” he concluded.
By Andrés Ferreira.