Paraguay

Paraguay is a nearly landlocked country located in what may be the heart of South America.  Now, I say nearly landlocked because it is bordered to its east with Brazil and Argentina, divided not just by land but also by the Parana River which leads into the famous Triple Frontier – a point in which you can see three countries – Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.  In fact, near the Triple Frontier, south of the Iguazu Falls lies the Friendship Bridge, which spans the Parana River connecting Foz do Iguacu in Brazil to Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.  This bridge actually handles the majority of imports and exports for Paraguay.

Now, not every country in LatAm has major opportunities for large scale programs and may not be known for being an international draw.  But every country has an opportunity for everyone to experience something new.  Asuncion is the capital city of the country and like many in Latin America has a long history dating back hundreds of years.  The city has many colonial sites to visit as well as monuments including the Pantheon of Heroes, the Presidential Palace and more.  From a groups/meetings standpoint, the Conmebol Convention Center can host modest sized conventions up to 2500 people in about 40,000sf of space.  The center is next to the Bourbon Conmebol Hotel, which is one of the various international brands that are available in the capital city, including a Sheraton and Crowne Plaza.  Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Asuncion is considered one of the most affordable capital cities in the world!

For more information on Paraguay as a destination, visit www.paraguay.travel or the Paraguay CVB at www.paraguayconvention.com.

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