The national government launched the second edition of the PreTravel program with the aim of promoting the advance purchase of tourist services for travel through Argentina offering a credit of 50% of the expense of the consumptions made.
This credit can be used between November 2021 and until the end of 2022, depending on the date on which the services are acquired and the date on which the contracted trip begins.
Here, a series of keys to keep in mind when using the program.
Skiing at Cerro Castor in Ushuaia.
1. Choose registered providers
Be it a travel agency, a car rental company or an airline, the important thing is that when making the reservation check that the provider is enrolled in the program Pre-trip 2. Otherwise, you will not be able to access the benefit.
Registration is done with the My Argentina account. Once this step is done, the trip can be created with data such as the starting point, the chosen destination, the departure and return dates, etc.
Bicycle excursion through the National Park, in La Rioja.
Once the trip has been booked and acquired (a tourist package, a ticket, a hotel stay, excursion, etc.) -whether invoices in the name of the traveler issued by the provider, bus tickets or air tickets- the user can load the data of those trips (such as ticket numbers, amounts) in the trip already created.
Once the vouchers are validated, the user you can see the credit in your favor on that account.
That credit will be available to use through the pre-loaded card or BNA + (the “virtual wallet” of Banco Nación) from the date the trip starts.
Crafts in Purmamarca, Jujuy. Photo Shutterstock
That credit may be used in other tourism companies in the country (regardless of whether or not they are pre-trip providers) until December 31, 2022.
6. Attention with the benefits calendar
It is important to note that there are a number of guidelines to take into account in relation to dates.
- For whoever thinks travel in November 2021, you must have proof issued between August 12 and August 31 2021. Those vouchers must be uploaded before September 20.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz. Photo Télam.
- For those who plan to travel in December 2021, you must have vouchers issued between August 12 and September 30th 2021. Those vouchers must be uploaded before October 20.
- For those who plan to travel in January 2022, you must have vouchers issued between August 12 and 31 October 2021. Those vouchers must be uploaded before November 20
- For those who plan to travel from February 2022, you must have vouchers issued between August 12 and December 31st of 2021, which must be uploaded until December 31.
The Iguazú Falls, a convoking destination. Photo: Julián Alvarez
7. Buffers to consider
To access the benefit, it is necessary to reach the minimum cumulative amount of $ 10,000 (with one or more vouchers). The minimum amount per voucher is $ 1,000.
The benefits generated under the program have a minimum of $ 5,000 and a maximum of $ 100,000 per personAccording to the provider: the ceiling for purchases in travel agencies, accommodation, airlines and long-distance bus companies is $ 100,000.
In the rest of the tourist providers, the ceiling is $ 5,000 in total.
Panoramic of Bariloche. Photo Civitatis
Also, all limits are per person, older than 18 years-old, as long as the vouchers are in your name.
Whoever has already participated in the program and keeps the enabled card (Pre-trip 2020/2021 program) may use it again. When you register for this new program, you will be asked to confirm if you have the card. If so, the credit will be transferred to that same card (as long as the benefit is approved).
If you do not have it, a new account will be opened and a new card will be issued.
Vineyards in Valle de Uco, Mendoza.
Those who never participated in the program will be able to access the benefits through a pre-loaded card of Banco Nación that will be delivered to the address indicated in the account or through the BNA + e-wallet on the cell phone.
It is important to note that to access the benefits It is not a requirement to be a client with accounts at Banco NaciónInstead, one is automatically opened at no extra cost and without any formalities.
9. Changes or cancellations
Before a cancellation of the trip or tourist service loaded on the platform, it is necessary report it within a period of up to 20 days before the date of the trip or provision of the service.
Calamuchita Valley, Córdoba.
This implies canceling the invoice loaded on the page, which will be deducted from the credit generated.
In case of a reprogramming, However, no need to inform. The credit will be available from the date originally declared.
The advance purchases in installments They also serve to participate in the Pre-Trip program. In these cases, the total amount indicated on the invoice will be recognized.