Articles tagged “argentina”

Cheaper Flights Come to Argentina Even as the Economy Continues to Struggle

Cheaper Flights Come to Argentina Even as the Economy Continues to Struggle

Kristin Majcher, Skift

Argentina’s tough economic situation has been characterized by devalued currency and rising consumer prices. But at the same time, other factors have led to the introduction of cheaper airfares and more players in the airline market. That's good for travelers.

2 weeks ago

MakeMyTrip and Despegar Make Localization a Key Competitive Advantage

MakeMyTrip and Despegar Make Localization a Key Competitive Advantage

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Does Expedia or Booking have the energy to launch their booking apps in four local Indian dialects? Maybe not, but MakeMyTrip does, and that local effort matters.

4 weeks ago

Norwegian Air Is Jumping Into Argentina’s Economic Fray With $18 Plane Tickets

Norwegian Air Is Jumping Into Argentina’s Economic Fray With $18 Plane Tickets

Carolina Millan and Jorgelina do Rosario, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air is betting that its low-cost model can thrive amid Argentina's economic challenges. Will the long-term vision be enough to carry it through any short-term turbulence?

1 month ago

Argentina’s Flyers Pounce on Fares as Low as $7 as Government Loosens Regulations

Argentina’s Flyers Pounce on Fares as Low as $7 as Government Loosens Regulations

Patrick Gillespie, Bloomberg

Deregulation is fun, right? We'll have to see how the market evolves in Argentina. Maybe someday consumers will miss some aspects of regulation. But for now, people seem happy with $7 fares.

3 months ago

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Patrick Gillespie, Bloomberg

Flyers in the United States and Europe might be surprised to learn some countries still artificially prop up airfares. It seems anachronistic, but the Argentina market is still controlled by the government. The good news? Argentina will let the nation's airlines charge as little as they want soon for some fares. Let's hope more restrictions disappear.

4 months ago

How These Currency Fluctuations Will Boost Tourism This Summer

How These Currency Fluctuations Will Boost Tourism This Summer

Ben Bartenstein, Bloomberg

It's the upside to currency fluctuations. While the local economies suffer, for the most part, when the value of the currency drops, it does make those locations more attractive to foreign travelers because of exchange rates. Here's hoping for a robust summer vacation season.

5 months ago

Argentine Airport Operator Looks to Emerging Markets in Brazil and India

Argentine Airport Operator Looks to Emerging Markets in Brazil and India

Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

This Argentine airport operator is smart to look to Brazil as a promising market. Brazil's new Open Skies agreement with the U.S. could even spur new partnerships between Latin American airlines.

7 months ago

Norwegian Air’s Flights to Brazil Highlight Latin America Focus in 2018

Norwegian Air’s Flights to Brazil Highlight Latin America Focus in 2018

Carolina Millan and Jorgelina do Rosario, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air has an ambitious agenda in Latin America. In addition to the flights to Brazil, Norwegian is flying to Argentina, where it will have a robust domestic route network, as well, despite regulatory challenges.

7 months ago

Interview: Argentina Tourism Minister Dreams of Visa Free Travel Across the Region

Interview: Argentina Tourism Minister Dreams of Visa Free Travel Across the Region

Rafat Ali, Skift

Argentina is breaking from the past and hopes that its diversity of offerings attracts new types of travelers. The tourism minister comes from the private sector and he's bringing new energy into tourism promotion efforts.

8 months ago

Argentine Airport Owner Gets Green Light for 2018 IPO

Argentine Airport Owner Gets Green Light for 2018 IPO

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Argentina's air travel infrastructure could benefit from a capital injection if Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, one of the world’s largest private airport operators, floats its shares on the New York stock exchange next year.

11 months ago

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

Expo is a far cry from its glory days as the World's Fair, though it's still a respectable boon for tourism. The International Olympic Committee better watch out, or else the Olympic Games may face a similar fate within 20 years' time.

11 months ago

Argentina Is Seen as the Next Hot Market for the Airline Industry

Argentina Is Seen as the Next Hot Market for the Airline Industry

Fabiola Moura and Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

Argentina and other markets in South America that have not been shaken up by low-cost airlines are about to see some major disruption. Will there be enough demand from the traveling public — and will economies remain stable enough — to make those carriers successful?

1 year ago