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Argentina Travel Partners

About our Argentina partner

Argentine-born Merina Begg has been in the travel business for more than three decades. After living for several years in the UK, where among other things she established an extremely successful South America programme for a London tour operator, Merina returned to Argentina in 1992 to join her family’s travel company. Today she brings her passion for travel and her years of experience to Argentina Travel Partners, an independent DMC with a well-deserved reputation for offering flexible, objective and honest advice.

We’ve always been impressed by the attention to detail shown by Merina and her team, their relentless enthusiasm and refusal to leave anything to chance. Whatever you need to organise, be it your next business meeting, an incentive plan for partners, a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, a romantic honeymoon, an unforgettable cruise or a specialist trip for a golfer, hiker or wine enthusiast, there’s no safer pair of hands than those of DMC & ground-handler Argentina Travel Partners.

Merina Begg

Managing Director ATP DMC

Matías Gómez

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Argentina never ceases to astound us. One day you are watching butterflies flit through the spray of Iguazu Falls, the next you’re staring at the face of a city-sized glacier, or browsing the boutiques of fashionable Buenos Aires. You can mull it over with a glass of Malbec at a Mendoza winery, or seek inspiration while trekking through the heights of the Fitz Roy Massif.

There are palm-filled plazas in colonial Salta, and multi-coloured mountains and pre-Inca ruins in the untamed north-west. Caiman, capybara, otter and anaconda can be spotted by canoe in the Ibera Wetlands, an unspoiled network of creeks and lagoons twice the size of the Florida Everglades. You can ride like a gaucho on a working estancia (ranch), or cheer on a chukka at a game of polo. As far as wildlife is concerned, Punta Tombo has the largest colony of Magellan penguins in South America, while southern right whales can be seen in huge numbers as they migrate north past Peninsula Valdes (August to November).

In the south of the country, pristine Patagonia is one of those places you leave with no regrets and feel privileged to have seen, with its vast open steppes, creaking glaciers and giant craggy mountains. And at the end of it all, on Tierra del Fuego, is lonely Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and the starting point for most cruises to Antarctica.

Merina Begg

Managing Director ATP DMC

I have been in the travel business for over 30 years and am an enthusiastic travel-lover.  Argentine-born, I lived and worked in the UK for 10 years, first for a specialist tour operator in London concentrating on the Caribbean and Far East, and later for a leading tour operator whose focus was initially on Africa and the Indian Ocean, prior to developing their South America programme which became extremely successful.  I was later one of the founders of Americas, which continues to thrive today.

In 1992 I returned to Argentina to join my family’s travel agency, developing an inbound management organization with specialized divisions for cruise line requirements, corporate incentive programmes, special interest and leisure travel.  In 1996 I decided to start my own company:  Argentina Travel Partners, still adhering to the tenets of honesty, reliability and creativity which were the hallmarks of the family business for over 60 years.

As the face of ATP DMC abroad, I currently spend a lot of time on the road as I firmly believe in giving personalized attention to my clients, a philosophy which I instill in all my staff.

In my spare time I like to indulge in a round or two of golf, wine-tasting with friends, people watching (I do a lot of that on my trips) and reading.

What I love most about Argentina is…everything!  The diversity, the hum, the gaiety of the people and their enthusiasm for life, the spectacular scenery (from the tropics to the poles, all in one country).  One can never get bored in Argentina.

Matias Gomez

General Manager

In the travel industry for over 20 years, I have acquired experience in different areas, at the early stages with the Outbound and Corporate markets but later focusing on incoming leisure travel. I worked for a Virtuoso company in Argentina for 10 years in operations. I am a traveling soul: cultural experiences are always at the top of my list, as are natural wonders. I love authenticity and simple things, from which you gain a wealth of knowledge and can always be amazed.

Travelling is a priority and I craft my own trips as a hobby. I appreciate good food and love to share my passion for cooking, hosting family and friends at home with a good supper. The contrasts of Argentina inspire my job each day. From the North-West region around Salta with its pristine skies, colourful mountains, and deep-rooted culture which are high on my favourite spots here, to the enchanting beauty of the glaciers in Patagonia that always takes my breath away. Being able to open the doors of these wonders to our clients is a great privilege.