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Uruguay: in the top 10 of Best in Travel 2020 according to Lonely Planet

October 22, 2019|Categories: Rankings, Tourism|Tags: |

The best destinations, journeys and sustainable travel experiences for the year ahead according to Lonely Planet. If Uruguay isn’t already on your South American bucket list, 2020 is the perfect year to add it. With 660km of Río de la Plata and Atlantic shoreline, a burgeoning wine industry, bubbling hot springs and endless rolling rangelands where South [...]

Uruguay’s The Sharks Wins the Awards for Best Film and Best Actress at the Milan Film Festival

October 14, 2019|Categories: Culture, Home, Made In|Tags: , , , |

The Uruguayan film The Sharks / Los tiburones, the debut feature by writer-director Lucía Garibaldi, has topped the 24th edition of the Milan Film Festival winning the awards for Best International Feature and for Best Actress. An engaging and provocative coming-of-age tale, The Sharks tells the story of 14-year-old Rosina (played by the wonderful newcomer [...]

Uruguay Week in the UK was a success

October 3, 2019|Categories: Country Brand, Culture, Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , , |

Uruguay XXI showcased opportunities in Pharma, Medicinal Cannabis and Creative Industries. In September, Uruguay Week was held in the United Kingdom, with activities organized by the investment, export and country brand promotion agency, Uruguay XXI, the Embassy of Uruguay in the United Kingdom, the British Embassy in Montevideo and the Department of International Trade of [...]

Beyond Montevideo: Why Uruguay’s Wineries Need to Be on Your Radar

October 3, 2019|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , |

Within an hour of busy Montevideo, Uruguay’s fertile Canelones wine region beckons with more than 80 vineyards tucked into its transporting, pastoral setting. Thoughts of a wine-focused vacation in South America might instantly conjure up images of sipping malbec among the mountains of Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine region. Or, they might even turn to Chile, [...]

URUGUAY AT EXPO BEIJING 2019

May 7, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

From April 28 to October 7, Uruguay will be present at the largest horticultural exhibition in Asia with a country stand that shows it as a reliable supplier of food and services for China and the world. The agency for the promotion of investments, exports and country brand, Uruguay XXI coordinates the presence of Uruguay [...]

MONTEVIDEO IS THE SOUTH AMERICAN CITY WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE

April 26, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , , |

The Uruguayan capital was once again valued by the consulting firm Mercer and retains its status in the 2019 ranking in the region. Mercer's latest evaluation valued Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, as the one with the highest quality of life in South America. In this annual ranking, the most southern capital of the [...]

Uruguay a Good Place to Live, Invest or Visit? Country Report

March 6, 2019|Categories: Home|

When thinking about Uruguay, what comes to your mind? A question we asked on our Facebook page. Here some of the answers: “Uruguay is an amazing country. It has very nice places like José Ignacio where you can rest and enjoy the beauty and gastronomy of the place. Colonia is a beautiful and very interesting [...]

Massive turnout at the first edition of Summer Fair MUY in Punta del Este

March 6, 2019|Categories: Country Brand|

More than 3500 people visited the exhibition that brought the best of the partner companies of Uruguay Country Brand to tourists from all over the world. The first summer edition of MUY Fair, held last weekend in Punta del Este was a success: more than 3500 people visited Espacio Gorlero, where they could meet, taste [...]

How Uruguay is Evolving as Tourist Destination | Interview with Benjamín Liberof

March 6, 2019|Categories: Home|

Benjamín Liberoff, Uruguay’s Vice Minister of Tourism, in this interview illustrates how the popular destination has changed over the years, what makes it unique in South America and where he likes to spend his own vacation. Our interview with Benjamín Liberoff is part of a special series and report on Uruguay. Benjamin, you are Uruguay’s [...]

Uruguay a Good Place for Filmmakers and Feature Film Productions? Interview with Pepi Gonçalvez

February 20, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

The media – and feature films especially – influence how we perceive countries, how we imagine them to be, especially if we haven’t had the chance to visit or experience them ourselves. Apart from “hard” factors such as tax incentives or legal frameworks, a country’s ability to attract visitors, talented professionals or businesses and funding [...]

How Uruguay Attracts and Incentivizes Feature Film Productions | Interview with Martín Papich

February 20, 2019|Categories: Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , |

Uruguay is on a mission to strengthen its audiovisual industries and to make the country an attractive destination for international productions. In our interview with film maker Pepi Goncalvez we already heard about the reasons for choosing Uruguay as place to live and work. Curious about the government’s perspective on the topic, during our Uruguay [...]

A quintessentially Uruguayan evening in London

December 11, 2018|Categories: Culture, Home, Made In, Tourism|Tags: |

Football, wine and the best of Uruguayan gastronomy celebrated at the Emirates Stadium. London, 21st November 2018. Uruguay’s country brand ‘Uruguay Natural’ travelled to London last week to use the friendly match against Brazil in the Emirates Stadium as a platform to promote and position the country abroad. The match took place last Friday, 16th [...]