Buenos Aires attracted 67,000 more international tourists in the first ten months of last year.

The year-on-year growth of 4.5% to 1.55 million inbound travellers is based on tourist arrivals through the city’s Ezeiza international and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airports from January to October 2017.

The expansion in tourist visits is part of a strong cycle, with 15 months of sustained growth, a pattern not seen since before 2012.

This led to a boom in the city’s hotels, including a six per cent rise in occupancy from international tourists in four and five-star properties.

Hotels set to open this year include the 132-room Ker Sam Telmo opening in March and 113-room MGallery by Sofitel also in the first quarter of 2018.

The figures come ahead of a new low-cost, long-haul route from Gatwick to Buenos Aires being started by Norwegian on February 14.