Guide for investors

Here you will find information about tourism regulations,
the credit lines available for the sector, investment incentives
and quality tools. You will also find statistics and reports of interest.

What do you need to start a business?

General regulations

Request the Taxpayer Identification Number at AFIP (Argentine Internal Revenue Agency). The registration of trademarks with the National Institute of Patents and Trademarks is optional. Legal entities shall register with the public registries of each jurisdiction.

Travel agencies

They are governed by National Law of Travel Agents No. 18,829, and the enforcement authority is the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Learn about the requirements for establishing a travel agency.

Accommodation, gastronomy and tourism providers

The provinces and municipalities have their own regulations for the establishment and/or authorization as well as the operation. Accommodation establishments are governed by provincial regulations, while gastronomic establishments are governed by municipal regulations.


The National Transport Regulatory Commission (CNRT in Spanish) is the regulatory authority.


Different credit lines are offered with beneficial conditions for working capital, production investments and new businesses.

Financing line for strategic projects

Financing Lines

System of Tourism Quality (SACT in Spanish)

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports offers tools, seals, guidelines and training aimed at increasing the competitiveness of public and private tourism organizations in the country.

The SACT (System of Tourism Quality) promotes the implementation of quality standards based on social, economic, cultural and environmental sustainability. More than 3,000 organizations were distinguished and/or certified by the SACT. More than 130 cities have implemented the Sustainable Tourism Municipalities program.

Investment incentives

Learn about the main incentives for tourism investment at the national level in this document

You can choose the jurisdiction of your interest in the section Where to invest and you will find all the information in the Legal Framework document.

Statistics and markets

The Argentine Tourist Information System (SINTA in Spanish) shows research, data and reports related to the tourism sector and its main variables: domestic and international tourists, accommodation and hotel occupancy, air and land connectivity, tourist activity and employment.

Contact us

If you are an investor or wish to present a business opportunity, you can contact the National Directorate of Tourism Credits and Investments.

Ministry of Tourism and Sports

Suipacha 1111
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, CP 1008.
+ 54 9 4316-1600


Guide for investors

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