ALCHEMY DMC Argentina

With over 12 years in the industry, ALCHEMY DMC Argentina is a leading Destination Management renowned for excellence and innovation.

WITH THREE SUCCESSFUL DIVISIONS FOCUSING ON INCENTIVE TRAVEL, MEETINGS AND EVENTS; HIGH END TRAVEL EXPERIENCES AND TRADITIONAL LEISURE TRAVEL, WE HAVE THE PASSION AND SKILLS TO OFFER ALL WHO JOURNEY WITH US A MEMORABLE VISIT TO OUR INCREDIBLE HOMELAND.

A member of the ALCHEMY Group of companies, we push boundaries, provoke change and strive for the unique in everything we offer to our clients.

 

MISSION STATEMENT
We are ALCHEMY DMC. We strive to position Argentina as a leading destination within the tourism and corporate travel business. We, the Alchemists, are transforming the Argentinian tourism market and we will always aim to showcase our company’s principles, which are consistent with the cultural and social values that identify Argentina itself.

VISION STATEMENT
We aspire to be your assured professional partner of the region, providing the most unique, efficient and innovative destination management service, with the sole objective of achieving a successful outcome for our clients.

We are The Alchemists.
We specialize in elevating the everyday for our clients, from customized tailor-made programs to high quality business, corporate or incentive events.

Our entire team live and breathe Argentina, including our culture, scenery and traditions and we are perfectly placed to assist you.

WE ARE A TEAM OF MAKERS,THINKERS,
EXPLORERS AND CREATORS.
WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT DELIVERING
EXCEPTIONAL MOMENTS.
LET US SPIN YOUR CLIENTS DREAMS INTO REALITIES.

 

New Awasi Lodge At Iguazu Waterfalls In Argentina

A REFUGE IN THE JUNGLE

Located just 20 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 14-room lodge is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest. Each villa is assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, in their own time.

 

 

 

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HOW TO GET THERE

From  Buenos  Aires:  LATAM  and  AEROLÍNEAS  ARGENTINAS  fly  to  International  Airport  of  Puerto  Iguazú  (also  known  as  Cataratas  del  Iguazú).  Your  private  guide  will  be  waiting  at  the  airport  to  greet  you  and  take  you  to  the  hotel  in  a  private  4WD.  There  are  no  group  transfers  so  the  experience  will  be  personalized  and  based  on  your  pace  and  requirements  from  the  outset. From  destinations  in  Brazil:    The  Awasi  private  guides  also  meet  and  greet  guests  at  Brazil’s  Aeropuerto  Internacional  de  Foz  do  Iguaçu,  bringing  them  back  to  the  lodge  in  their  private  4WD.

 

 

 

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YOUR PRIVATE VILLA

With the perfect mix of privacy in your villa, along with the opportunity to socialise at the bar and restaurant in the main lodge, Awasi Iguazú will be the perfect place to enjoy the very best of the Misiones Province.

There are 13 Standard Villas, and 1 Master Villa. Each villa has a private plunge pool, outdoor shower and spacious living area. The master villa has a larger plunge pool and living room allowing plenty of space for two couples or families.
The interiors feature traditional textiles and baskets woven by the indigenous Guarani people, who still inhabit the region and are our neighbours.

 

 

 

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CUISINE

Awasi  guests  enjoy a  daily  menu  using  the  finest  local ingredients,  adapted  to  your  requirements. Aarón Castillo Pellería is Head Chef at Awasi Iguazú.  Chef  Aarón  has  cooked  in  hotels  and  restaurants  in  Europe  and  all  over  Latin  America,  including  working  under  Michelin  star  chefs.  In  joining  Awasi  Iguazú,  he  finds  himself  with  a  whole  range  of  new  flavours  and  ingredients  to  discover.  A  believer  in  combining  traditional  techniques  with  modern  innovation,  Aarón  ultimately  relies  on  fresh,  local  produce  to  create  the  most  authentic  dishes.

 

 

 

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EXPLORING  IGUAZU

Prior  to  your  arrival  at  Awasi,  we  will  ask  you  to  complete  a  short  questionnaire  to  inform  us  of  your  preferences,  special  interests,  physical  conditions,  dietary  requirements,  and  any  other  details  that  will  help  our  team  arrange  an  unforgettable  trip,  especially  designed  for  you

The  excursions  at  Awasi  Iguazú  are  divided  into  zones  and  themes,  the  primary  zone  being  the  Iguazú  Falls.  Next,  we  explore  the  Atlantic  Rainforest,  an  area  of  incredible  beauty  that  surrounds  the  falls.  Due  to  the  fact  that  it  is  not  connected  to  any  other  rainforest,  the  Atlantic  Rainforest  has  1000s  of  endemic  plants  and  animals.  What  is  more,  it  is  Argentina’s  most  diverse  area  in  terms  of  people  and  culture.  Excursions  include  visiting  18th  century  Jesuit  ruins;  hidden  waterfalls  (as  well  as  the  famous  ones);  kayaking  through  the  jungle;  bird  watching;  viewing  endemic  flora  and  fauna;  and  sharing  time  with  local  Guarani  tribes  where  guests  can  learn  about  ancient  artisan  crafts  and  the  tribes’  relationship  with  the  rainforest.  We  hope  our  guests  will  leave  with  an  idea  of  the  immense  beauty  of  the  Atlantic  Rainforest  and  the  importance  of  conservationism  in  the  area.  In  terms  of  duration,  excursions  are  divided  into  full-day  outings  (  from  6  to  10  hrs.),  with  picnic  lunch  included;  or  half-day  excursions  (between  4  and  6  hrs.),  returning  for  lunch  at  Awasi.    After  excursions,  guests  can  return  to  their  villa  to  relax  by  their  private  plunge  pool.

 

 

 

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WHY AWASI?

Because  we  have  a  dedicated  team  committed  to  catering  to  your  preferences:  what  sets  us  apart  is  our  attention  to  detail.  –  Because  Awasi  hotels  are  unique  in  South  America  as  they  offer  a  service  that  is  100%  tailor-made.-  Because  we  assign  a  private  guide  and  4WD  vehicle  to  each  room  so  that  excursions  are  crafted  around  the  needs  and  preferences  of  each  guest.-  Because  our  cuisine  stands  out  for  its  flavours  and  textures,  featuring  regional  ingredients,  adapted  to  the  needs  of  each  guest.

#THEAWASIEXPERIENCE

Bespoke Experience in Argentina’s Lake District

For those who are seeking that “middle of nowhere” sensation, we developed the most bespoke camp experiences by blending style, comfort and natural beauty in the most seamless fashion…

We will provide you with a comfortable and prestigious accommodation according to each profile: from the most rustic settlements, to the most luxurious one. Its true value lies in their isolation, their ability to offer access to untouched and pristine locations and the capability to make travelers feel like home away from home.

It is the perfect getaway for honeymooners and families who are looking for uncompromising privacy and solitude.

~ Geo domes and Bell tents accommodation ~

~ Fully furnished 19 m2 to 30 m2 ~

~ L’Occitane amenities ~

~ Elegant mountain style decor ~

~ Elegant mountain style decor ~

~ Optional interior with wood burner ~

~ Beautifully styled details ~

~ Bespoke camps and full time staff ~

~ Outdoor activities and travel experiences ~

~ Luxury Heli-experiences & Scenic tours ~

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For more information contact one of our alchemists:
argentina@alchemydmc.com

 

2017 ALCHEMY & INFOBA DMC TEAM OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

During 2017 the ALCHEMY & INFOBA DMC teams have exceeded themselves in developing amazing experiences and reaching outstanding achievements.

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01  –  Passion Experience Vol 2 – Exclusive lunch at the River Plate football stadium for 420 people – we were the first DMC to ever pull off this event – a luncheon setup right next to the football field.  

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02 – Private crossing through the Andean lakes from Puerto Varas in Chile to  Bariloche in Argentina for 2 back to back groups of 170 people each. This was the first private crossing ever organized in this remote area.

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03 – The Forum brought together former presidents and leaders of the region, in addition to outstanding personalities from the business and political world.
Mauricio Macri, president of the Nation, was the host of the welcome and opening dinner at the Teatro Colón.

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04 – Blink Glamping in a remote and untouched location in Patagonia.

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05 – Lunch in the Iguazu National Park, surrounded by native jungle, at the foot of the Two Sisters waterfall.

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06 – Thematic gala dinner at the Presidio Museum in Ushuaia, with a fantastic interactive show in a breathtaking atmosphere.

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07 – Locos x el asado – Learning how to grill a real Asado (BBQ) while enjoying the process of filming a tv show in a real studio.

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08 – Full Polo Day – Private ranch to enjoy a complete sophisticated Polo experience including an exclusive Polo match, Polo clinic and a delicious barbecue lunch.

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09 – Social commitment in Argentina – Getting in touch with rural communities in the Northwest.

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10 – Tons of surprises – We strive to make creative surprises wherever we find the perfect moment- opera singers outside the Colon Theatre, a surprise tango stop with champagne, costume accessories for tango shows and so much more to enhance a local experience!

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11 – Evita Peron revival – Everyone has heard these famous songs before, but being in Argentina gives this interpretation a special nostalgia.

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12 – Romantic floating dinner – At sunset, with the river and the city lights as a backdrop, in an exclusive dinning room full of flowers.

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13 – Epic Adventures – Helicopter rides in the middle of nowhere, kayaking either in rapids or in the quiet streams of the Patagonic lakes…

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14 – Heaven for foodies – A cooking lesson at a closed door restaurant; a full local barbecue lunch prepared on spits on the ground, wine tastings and bar hopping!

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15 – Back to the past – As we drive through vineyards enjoy beautiful antique cars and make this a memorable adventure.

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Thanks to all for these 2017 was full of great moments and amazing teamwork…We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!

VICUÑA, ASTRONOMY WORLD CAPITAL

Vicuña has started a way in which the public and private world are empowered by an objective: astronomy. On January 19, 2017 has been remembered as one of the most important days for Vicuña, thanks to a mayoral decree that established the commune as the world capital of astronomy, which brings with it a series of activities and initiatives that seek to go that direction.

This is how the Vicuña has embarked on a path in which the public and private world are empowered by a common goal in which various actors who have already carried out activities such as the Star Party will participate once a month in the heritage Antakari Route. , the first contest of poetry, photography, painting and drawing with topics related to astronomy that had an excellent call.

One of the arguments of the decree is precisely the choice of Vicuña as the ideal place for the installation of astronomical observatories. “Since the 1960s it has been the site of several observatories, notably the Cerro Tololo observatory, located on the hill of the same name, where one of the most important telescopes on the planet and the first in our country is located. Later the SOAR and Gemini observatories were installed and the LSST observatory is under construction “, as well as a series of clear signs that Vicuña deserves to be considered the world capital of astronomy because of the greatness of its skies, 300 nights a year without clouds and the mention of these unique characteristics, not only in national media, but international ones such as The New York Times and The Guardian. In addition, tourist observatories such as Cerro Mamalluca stand out, as well as other observatories such as El Pangue, Alfa Aldea, Astro Elqui: cosmovision and archaeoastronomy, the Casa Bagua campsite, to name a few places that have implemented telescopes in their ventures.

The mayor of the commune, Rafael Vera said that signing this decree has a strategic sense, for decades the main sources of income in Vicuña have been thanks to agriculture, which will continue to be strengthened, and in cultural terms the figure of the poet elquina Gabriela Mistral, but astrological tourism will also be given a fundamental value. “We have the clearest skies and that gives us the possibility to also enhance that line, and if it is true that the traditional, the identity of Gabriela Mistral is an issue that we have been working on for a good number of years now, that of tourism It has been developing, we are offering a tourism with added value, and effectively being the world capital of astronomy, it allows us to channel a large number of tourists “commented the mayor.

Hernán Julio, journalist, scientific disseminator and director of the astronomy magazine Astrovida applauds this initiative because it points out that besides being the commune of Vicuña the first in the installation of scientific observatories, “the other thing is the fact that just in the commune there is the first dark sanctuary of nature, the first in Chile and that was declared by the Association of Dark Skies of the World and also the World Organization of Astronomy that also gives a stamp not only of the quality of the heavens, but also of darkness that today is so important because of the issue of light pollution, “says the researcher. “I think we also have to integrate the educational world, because young people are the heirs of these heavens, and not only the heavens, but what it involves is also a technological scientific heritage,” added Julio. It should be noted that the Gabriela Mistral Dark Skies Sanctuary is located in the grounds of the AURA observatory, belonging to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, who acquired the land in the 1960s, and since then they have tried to maintain favorable conditions. for astronomical research.

The name of the place is not accidental, since the poet was always in love with the Elqui Valley, her place of birth.

The macro objective of this project is to consolidate Vicuña itself as the world capital of astronomy thinking of the total solar eclipse that will take place on July 2, 2019.

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 Source: http://www.diarioeldia.cl/region/vicuna/vicuna-se-prepara-con-todo-para-ser-capital-mundial-astronomia

PERU HONORED AT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2017

Peru is consolidated as ‘Best Culinary Destination’ and Machupicchu as ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ in the world at the World Travel Awards 2017.

For the sixth consecutive year, Peru received the recognition as ‘Best Culinary Destination’ in the world, while the Archaeological Complex of Machupicchu was awarded as ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ in the latest edition of the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, PromPeru  informed. It should be noted that the prizes are awarded based on the online voting platform of the organization in which tourism professionals, entrepreneurs and travelers from different places participate.

“These recognitions that we receive as a country are the result of the work we are doing to promote our tourism resources and our gastronomy. These awards help to highlight Peru in the eyes of the world, especially on top of the elite of the travel industry. Therefore, we will continue to work to maintain ourselves in the first place and to contribute to improving the quality of life of all those Peruvians whose welfare depends on the growth of international tourist arrivals, “said Isabella Falco, Country Image Director of PromPeru.

According to a study conducted by PromPeru, the main reason to visit Peru is to know Machupicchu. However, gastronomy is already among the other motivations of travel. The same report shows that 82% of the tourists who visit the country consider Peru as a gastronomic destination, and 25% say that the knowledge about Peruvian cuisine would be growing in their countries of origin.

On the other hand, according to experts, Peruvian gastronomy is increasingly positioned in the world, which opens new opportunities for the export of our native products, as well as the opportunity to show our culinary traditions and continue to innovate with our admired fusion cuisine.

PromPeru has been promoting our country in recent years with innovative campaigns that have managed to win over public worldwide. Continuing with this promotion, Peru has just launched the international tourism campaign ‘Peru, the richest country in the world’, in which travelers are invited to know our destinations in order to go back home enriched due to the sum of all the experiences that they enjoy in our country, such as exploring our ancient historical legacy or discovering our gastronomy.

In 2016, the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu received 1.4 million visitors and shows an average growth of 6% during the last five years. According to Trip Advisor, 98% of the tourists that visited it have a positive evaluation of their experience.

Currently there are three Peruvian restaurants that are on the list of The 50 Best Restaurants in the World: Central (5th place), Maido (8) and Astrid & Gaston (33); and there are 10 restaurants positioned on the list of The 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America: Maido (1), Central (2), Astrid & Gaston (7), Osso Carnicería y Salumeria (12), La Mar (15) , Isolina (21), Rafael (24), Malabar (30), Fiesta (46) and Ámaz (47).

ABOUT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Since 1993, WTA have become an extraordinary barometer for measuring excellence in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. The winners are chosen thanks to the vote of the public through the Internet and the voting that the experts of the sector perform globally. According to the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal, these are considered the ‘Oscar of the Tourism Awards’.

These ceremonies are attended by the heads of industry, key decision-makers, chiefs, leading figures and the most important media of tourism and commerce. The WTA Grand Tour takes place in stages, with regional ceremonies in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and Oceania.

Wim Crabbe

President/Owner

New England, Mid-Atlantic & South America

Wim’s strong and personal relationships with DMCs, Event Companies and Professional Congress Organizers throughout his career led to his founding of EDPglobal. As a ‘hands-on’ Owner, Wim still interacts with meeting and incentive planners in New England, Southeast and Eastern Canada, while maintaining strong connections with the EDPglobal DMC partners around the world. A native of Belgium, Wim is fluent in English, French and Dutch.

Beverly Henrickson

Business Development Manager

Bev’s professional relationships in the hotel and service industries have made her a key element in the continued success of EDPglobal. Bev’s extensive administrative, project management and client experience contributes to her expertise and enthusiasm in achieving the goals of EDPglobal and maintaining relationships with our clients and DMC’s. Born and raised in Minnesota, Bev has always taken every opportunity to travel and learn about other cultures.

Lisa Myers

VP of Sales

USA Central

Lisa is a Minneapolis-based meeting and travel professional with extensive experience in hospitality, marketing and incentives. Her creative and collaborative approach gives her the vision to facilitate the identification, development and implementation of promising results for all of her clients in the Midwest. An enthusiastic traveler since getting her first passport, her favorite place to go is the next one on the itinerary!

Willem Crabbe

VP of Sales

Southeast, Minnesota & Eastern Canada

Willem is the newest member of the EDPglobal sales team, joining us after gaining a couple of years of experience in the IT world. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Willem takes care of account management and business development in Minnesota, the Southeast, as well as Eastern Canada.

Cynthia Score

VP of Sales
West Coast & Western Canada

Cindy brings her broad experience and professional relationships within the incentive and meeting industry to her clients in the Western region of the US and Canada. As a former meeting and incentive planner she has worked on every aspect of a program, from initial concept and sale, to management and operation—Cindy understands the unique challenges of today’s meeting and incentive travel planner. During her many years in the business she has traveled extensively with companies over a broad spectrum of industries to all corners of the world.

Michelle Marie Adams

VP of Sales Northeast

Michelle Marie is a NYC based meeting and event professional with over 10 years of hands-on industry experience, exhibiting tremendous grace under fire, and is a mentor within the industry. Maintaining an office in New York City allows Michelle Marie to make sure that all of her clients in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are given 110% of her attention!

Dallyce Macas

Eminence Canada

Dallyce is our Canada attaché, representing the Alchemy brand to our partners in the Great White North. With a 25 year career history of working for global giants such as TUI Travel and Carlson Wagon-lit along with creating and operating boutique travel services for luxury travel, Dallyce is an excellent sales resource. Passionate about visiting South America, she has tested the waters, travelled the lands and put the world’s best travel services to the test. Not to mention, enjoying putting the wines to the test!

Heidi Angell-Schau

Worldview

Heidi is a well experience travel professional with a great passion for incentive travel and connecting people. She is a visionary with a strong ability sense of leadership and bringing people together. She has been working in the incentive travel segment since 1997 and have been doing representation since 2004. Heidi has been afforded through her work to travel extensively to all corners of the world and exhibits a thorough understanding of what destinations can offer for group travel. Her ability to deliver tangible results and strategic relationships in the South African market has earned her the reputation of delivering superior service and returns for her international Principals.

Gonzalo Peluffo

Norway & Finland Representative

Gonzalo has been a globetrotter all his life- originally from Montevideo, he grew up in Buenos Aires, lives in Oslo since 1995 and works fulltime as Sales Manager for Aeroflot Russian Airlines in Norway. Since 2010 Gonzalo has been our man in Scandinavia, he has an extensive network of contacts in the travel industry and promotes the company throughout the country and region. On his free time he loves to read about geography, travels, journeys and history; although his biggest interests are basketball, diving and listening to The Ramones (apparently he has seen them live 17 times!)

Rune V. Harritshøj

Denmark & Sweden Representative

Rune is a correspondent for the Danish press in South America stationed in Buenos Aires since 1999. He has a broad travel-experience both as a journalist throughout South America but also as a tour-guide for Danish groups in the region. He has a degree in Journalism from Denmark and a master in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has travelled a lot in Australia, Europe and all of the Americas. Rune is the author of the most read guidebook about Argentina & Chile, published in 2016 by the mayor Danish editorial, Politikens Forlag.

Priscila Mills

Australia & New Zealand Representative

Priscila is passionate about traveling, yoga, cycling, Nature lover and food/wine expert. She is a marketing specialist and majored in Social Communication. Priscila works with Manu at ALCHEMY DMC as a Sales Partner in New Zealand/Australia, specializing on developing new business between both countries

Alexander Belov

Russia & Eastern Countries Respresentative

Alexander is a partner of ALCHEMY DMC since 2014 and is responsible for the huge Russian-speaking market. He holds a degree in Economics from Moscow State University and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Proud of his Russian heritage, Alexander believes in the enriching power of cultural exchange and communication between the nations. A devout opera lover Alexander have been to all major opera houses being Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires his favorites.

Donovan Cochrane

Worldview

Donovan is a man with many wonderful traits however his standout ability to charm and interact with just about any personality is commendable. With his great sense of humor, Donovan is the kind of man everyone loves to love! He joined Worldview in 2014 as their General Manger and has proved to be an indispensable asset to the team. He has travelled extensively in his role at Worldview and have gained incredible knowledge and understanding of the destinations they represent. Donovan has an great flair for many sports including fishing, golf, tennis and mountain biking. He enjoys socializing with friends and travelling.

Sergio Pizzagalli

Founder & Managing Director

Sergio is a passionate world traveler, fly-fishing lover, soccer devotee, foodie and natural born explorer. He is a connoisseur of all things remote, seeking out the most special experiences like challenging himself for discovering new remote areas in Argentina, fishing in the deepest Bolivian Jungle and spending time in North Korea. He may even be one of the only Argentineans who has stepped foot in this closed country! Sergio majored in Hotel Management and Economics at Buenos Aires University and embarked on his career in the hospitality industry at top hotels such as the Four Seasons Buenos Aires. Sergio spent many years travelling, learning and working in the travel industry before settling back in Argentina, living in Norway, Ireland and Spain during this time. Back in his home town of Buenos Aires, Sergio founded INFOBA DMC Argentina with his best friend Tomas almost 12 years ago and since then their company has gone from strength to strength, growing into a renowned DMC company, developing unique travel and event concepts. Some years ago, they created the ALCHEMY High-End Travel Experiences brand, which was designed to partner with travel professionals from the luxury arena, providing truly individual experiences. From here, they have grown their diverse range of products and events and are excited to be launching the entire company as ALCHEMY DMC and building the ALCHEMY Group of Companies from this. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Destino Argentina, an association that promotes luxury travel in Argentina. The future holds incredibly exciting things and new projects for all things! Sergio is your archetypical Argentinean in that he is crazy about welcoming people to his country and to his home, especially if there’s meat and wine involved! Sergio loves to host an "asado" and if you play your cards right, you may end up with an extra-special invite to join him! If ever meeting Sergio, we have one key piece of advice – If you don’t believe that The Ramones are the best rock band ever, best stay away from discussing music at all!

Tomás Ratti

Co-Founder

Programmer and graphic designer, web developer and hard-worker with more than 20 years of experience on the Internet business. As a developer he makes inventory control, product and online sales systems, access and accreditation apps, focusing his experience on incentive trips and congresses. Loves to travel around Argentina destinations and enjoys family vacations.

Veronica Deges

MICE Manager

Veronica enjoys designing and operating challenging and out of the box luxury programs- focusing mainly on incentive trips and meetings. She loves discovering unknown getaways around her home country Argentina. Veronica spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys painting mandalas, reading and maintaining her small but charming garden.

Melina Russo

Leisure Manager

Melina is pure Sagittarius: positive, curious and energetic. She loves living outdoors, admiring different landscapes and cultures. She majored in Tourism, and has worked in the business ever since. She started her career in El Calafate, Patagonia and used that experience as her impulse. She never stopped ever since. She has visited most of the main destinations in Argentina and has a comprehensive knowledge of the country and its possibilities. Always focused in B2B market, she has been part of the company for 6 years, in the MICE and Leisure divisions.

Anabella Savall

Leisure Travel Consultant

Since she was young, her curiosity to know different cultures led her to visit several countries in America, Asia and Europe. When she travels she loves being surrounded by nature and make new friends on the go. Interested in everything and everyone, Anabella likes cats, food, progressive metal, yoga and mountaineering. She is a very adaptable person with great sense of humor; always on the lookout for new experiences and challenges. Her favorite quote is “No tomorrow”

Mariel Pagella

Leisure Travel Consultant

Mariel has been a part of ALCHEMY DMC since the beginning of her professional career, when she majored in Tourism, and is now a member of the Leisure Division. She is fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything she wants to see. Mariel loves music and art, but her true passion is contemporary dance, and she is a proud River Plate fan.

Valeria Berwick

MICE Department

For the past 20 years Valeria has worked in areas related to Tourism and Events, starting in her early days as a flight attendant, later organizing Congresses on Education, and finally specializing in Inbound services for FITs and Groups. At ALCHEMY DMC she is part of the MICE Department, quoting and operating groups from all over the world. Valeria loves gardening and spending time with her family and friends, and has travelled extensively both in Argentina and abroad.

Jorge Orozco

MICE Department

Jorge has been working in the travel industry for the last 15 years, he started working at a 5 diamond hotel in Cancun, and then he discovered the incentives world. He loves to travel, and the part that he enjoys the most is the planning process, this is why he finds his job so pleasant. Jorge was born in Mexico City and lived in Cancun for several years, he decided to move to Buenos Aires in 2016, and he really loves the "porteño" life!

Romina Berro

Leisure Travel Consultant

Romina is an enthusiastic and determined person, so a soccer fan, avid bike rider and makeup artist. She is a passionate traveler who likes to discover the history and culture in every new city she sets foot in. With her adventurous spirit she has explored Argentina extensively from North to South. Shortly after obtaining her degree in Tourism, Romina found the opportunity to grow professionally doing what she is passionate about at ALCHEMY DMC.

Ariana Pugliese

Leisure Travel Consultant

Ariana has a degree on tourism and hotel management. She chose this profession in order to help people planning their trips as she considers that travelling is the best way to invest time and get to know the different cultures. In her leisure time she likes doing exercise and studying new languages

Adriana Marquina

Operations Department

Adriana thinks that there is no better way to connect with people than learning their language and their culture, therefore, travelling is a “must” in her life. After she obtained her Modern Language Degree, she started working in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, which brought her to ALCHEMY DMC where she is following her passion for travelling and adventure. She is currently a member of the Operations Department.

Norberto Barreiro

Operations Department

Norberto loves to travel and explore all kind of cultures, his favorite food is Mexican and enjoys listening to music all day long. He was born in Buenos Aires and moved to Cancun, Mexico when he was 19, where he lived for 10 years, working in the Travel and Hotel industry. In 2018 he joined ALCHEMY DMC as part of the Operations Department.

Marisol Colaleo

Operations Department

Marisol was born in Buenos Aires and studied Tourism, is a traveler and food snob. She loves animals and Nature. She has travelled in Argentina discovering and enjoying the captivating landscapes of her country. Marisol has been working in Tourism for more than 8 years and is part of the Operations Department at ALCHEMY DMC since 2015.

Julian Mole

Operations Manager

With a degree in Tourism, Julian has been working in the industry for the past 10 years. Bon vivant, lover of fine cuisine and avant garde cocktails, he enjoys travelling to international destinations, getting to know new places and cultures. He is currently working as the Operations Manager at ALCHEMY DMC.

Victoria Ontanilla

Product Department

Victoria is passionate about travel and cultural exchange with foreigners. Born in Mendoza, where she grew up and studied Tourism, her impulsive personality brought her to Buenos Aires eight years ago, when she came to a Coldplay concert and stayed forever! Her favorite hobbies are dance and theater, and in her free time Victoria likes discovering new places and things to do. As part of the Product Department, she puts all her energy into finding the best activities in Argentina.

Estanislao Lamanna

Graphic Department

Estanislao (also known as "Estani") is the head of the Graphic Department, handling both Print & Online requirements. Funny and creative, but not least responsible, he assures both colleagues and clients the best outcome for all of their needs. A part of the ALCHEMY DMC family since 2012, he has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Buenos Aires. In he spare time he enjoys travelling, singing and partying!

Valeria Canelo

Graphic Department

Valeria studied History and Graphic Design, and participated in workshops of graphics exploration tools. She is restless by nature and is continually seeking inspiration for her work; she loves to visit museums, old hidden Bodegones and to connect with the locals at the places she visits with her family. Her favorite hobbies are hand painting with Fileteado Porteño and dance. As part of the Graphic Department she pours all her energy into highlighting the best of Argentina!

Maria Druetta

International Sales Executive

Maria works in the Outbound Department since 2008. She studied to be a Teacher and after travelling within Argentina and abroad, and also living abroad for several years, she decided to pour all her expertise and passion into Tourism. Fanatic of San Martin Club rugby team and always following River Plate football team, every Sunday Maria enjoys the folklore experienced at the Stadium.

Hugo Naccarato

IT Department

Hugo loves travelling, specially the mountain regions and driving along Argentine routes; camping, fishing and spending time Outdoors. His other passion is technology and its advances, and at ALCHEMY DMC Hugo is in charge of the Systems division, creating new platforms that complement the multiple services the company offers.

Nadia Ruiz

Administration

Nadia has a Bachelor's degree in Administration and is also studying to be an Accountant at the University of Buenos Aires. She loves to travel, spend time with friends, animals and punk rock. She started working at ALCHEMY DMC Argentina 10 years ago, has learnt and grown year after year with the company, and is now in charge of the Administrative Department.

Valeria Ignacio

Administration

Valeria is a quiet and disciplined member of the Administrative Department of ALCHEMY DMC, where she has worked for the past 3 years. She loves meeting new people and establishing lasting relationships. Travelling and photography are her favorite ways of spending her free time.

Miroslava Brito

Administration

Miroslava is a dreamer and entrepreneur, she loves to explore and discover new places, cultures and customs. That is the reason why she is in Argentina today working as an administrative assistant at ALCHEMY DMC. She is characterized for being a happy, empathic, proactive person who works in an organized and responsible way.

Marta Pereyra

Head Guide

Marta has always been a seeker of new horizons. In the early years after she has got married, she devoted her time to care for her home and her two sons. She has always been passionate about cooking, so after her sons grew up she decided to follow her passion. She chose a career as a Chef and achieved a degree in Gastronomic Events Organization. She then ran her own Catering Service Company for 5 years. Eleven years ago she joined the staff of ALCHEMY DMC . She became so involved showing people the country she is so proud of that she began a new career as a Tour Guide which she continues to do at the present time.

Florencia Clar

MICE Department

Florencia has a passion for literature, shopping, traveling and gourmet food. She majored in Social Psychology and as a Professional Meeting Planner. She has worked in the Travel industry, mainly focused on corporate groups and events, for more than 15 years while she gained a broad experience on meeting planning and Pharma industry.

Ana Paula Solanas

MICE Department

Ana loves traveling, making new friends around the world, the Outdoors and is a passionate runner. She majored in Tourism & Hotel Administration and has worked many years quoting incentive groups and individual travelers, and is an expert in Buenos Aires Venues and Excursions. At ALCHEMY DMC she works in the MICE Department developing unique inventive programs.

Esteban Ratti

Branding Consultant

Esteban hails from Buenos Aires. He handles all things Branding, working closely with the Graphic Department in all aspects from design to manufacturing to final placement (he is not shy about tying ropes and securing flag banners on a windy day). From an early age he took an interest in all things creative, especially art, lately working with advertising agencies producing storyboards and concept art for TV commercials. This experience helped him develop an eye for producing high quality work and assisting clients in meeting their needs. On his spare time he enjoys learning about foreign languages and cultures, drinking good coffee and listening to cool tunes from the best rock artists both local and from abroad.

Alejando Millar

ALCHEMY DMC Chile Acoount Executive

Alejandro is a passionate soccer fan and practiced Judo for many years. He loves his work and his beginnings were in a wholesale tour operator focused on receiving the first cruises that arrived in Chile in the early 80's. He worked there for almost 10 years and then moved to Operations Manager in a tour operator based in Latin America, where he worked for 6 years. Nowadays he is working for ALCHEMY DMC Chile.

Anibal Echenique

ALCHEMY DMC Chile Account Executive

From the very beginning Anibal knew that he loved helping people in so many different ways. He started helping his suburb square to becoming a playable place for those avid for sports. He is a former basketball and volleyball player, and he loves to play “fútbol” every weekend. Anibal started working in hotels in Montevideo, where he was born, and became Sous Chef at both hotels and English-Spanish translator from Oxford University before he went to explore Brazil & Argentina for a while. Nowadays, happy to be part of MICE Dept. on ALCHEMY DMC, he brings together his passion for work while cooking for slums children’s on a help center some weekends.

Brenda Alt

ALCHEMY DMC Peru Account Executive

Initially a communications specialist and TV journalist, Brenda travelled extensively around Peru for more than two years, showcasing many of the country's most remote and beautiful locations. Based on that experience, she decided to specialize entirely on Inbound tourism, an activity she has dedicated exclusively to for more than 14 years. As Operations Manager at ALCHEMY DMC Peru, her current work involves setting up custom tour packages that allow visitors, on holidays or business, to take full advantage of their trip.

Eduardo Alt

ALCHEMY DMC Peru Office Manager

Eduardo, a specialist in marketing and tourism communications, founded and directed the first tourism weekly,trade oriented, newspaper in Peru, a medium that, over time, evolved into a daily bulletin becoming considered among the most important tourism media in South America. In more than 25 years in the area, organized workshops and fairs, both nationally and internationally, to promote the activity among professionals in the sector. Passionate about tourism, the design of new products and services, as well as the quality of service, he is in charge of the helm of ALCHEMY DMC Peru to ensure the best experience for customers during their stay in the country.

Tomas Martinez

Trinahost - Programmer

Passionate about traveling, Tomas prefers places where tranquility reigns. Fanatic of fly fishing and birds singing at dawn. He began his university studies at UTN and has always worked in companies related to Systems. For 3 years he has been part of the ALCHEMY Group.

Sofia Linari

Trinahost - Sales Executive

Fun, passionate and very proactive, Sofia lived in Brazil, specifically in Teresina, where she learned traditional dances. For her Holidays she always chooses that city to visit her family. Four years ago she joined the ALCHEMY Group in order to attend to the large accounts of the company.

Dante Militello

Trinahost - IT Manager

A lover of theater and media, he studied acting since he was 6 years old, driven by his mother who worked in a local soap opera in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe. Over time he turned to Computer Science and abandoned the artistic profile. Today he carries out the task of managing the infrastructure of the ALCHEMY Group.

Ariel Blanco

Trinahost - General Manager

Music lover and collector of Vinyl records, Ariel loves to run and participate in almost all existing Marathons. He enjoys vacationing in Northern Brazil (where he also looks for record stores for his private collection). He studied Graphic Design at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana and worked in companies related to the field. He founded Trinahost SRL, which today is part of the ALCHEMY Group with the clear mission of accompanying clients and being a leader in technology applied to the development of systems.

Federico Benitez

Administration

Federico is the newest addition to the ALCHEMY DMC roster, combining his passion for high-end experiences with his Marketing studies. He is one more of the bunch who loves learn something step by step every day. In his spare time, he enjoys running and a good book, but his real passion is travelling as much as he can.

Emanuel Scher

Australia & New Zealand Representative

Emanuel loves traveling the world, is a soccer passionate, cinema enthusiastic and Nature lover. He is a natural born Entrepreneur and mastered Chef. He works with ALCHEMY DMC as a Sales Partner in New Zealand/Australia and also as the Account Executive for the local clients.

Eugenia Apalodimas

MICE Department

Eugenia has been working in the travel industry for more than 10 years. Her curiosity took her to travel all over the world and to improve her career. She loves spending time with her family, a good Malbec and cooking for her family and friends.

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