Articles tagged “argentina”

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.

1 week 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?

4 months ago

Flight Centre Invests $7 Million for Stake in Leading Argentinian Booking Site

Flight Centre Invests $7 Million for Stake in Leading Argentinian Booking Site

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can a legacy brand like Flight Centre really transform itself and get more digital and global? The company is making the investments and acquisitions in people and technology to do so. Will the strategy be successful? It will take a few years to find out.

8 months ago

Norwegian Air to Expand to Argentina With 10 Aircraft, Says CEO

Norwegian Air to Expand to Argentina With 10 Aircraft, Says CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Bjørn Kjos, the founder and CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, said at Skift Forum Europe that his discount carrier plans to enter Argentina by year-end. We're hoping for $66 flights to and from the U.S.

8 months ago

Argentina’s Airports Are Getting Upgrades to Help Lure More International Carriers

Argentina’s Airports Are Getting Upgrades to Help Lure More International Carriers

Charlie Devereux and Carolina Millan, Bloomberg

Argentina is doing right by investing in its airports before it allows more international competition. On the other hand, it has a population teeming to travel that wants to have choices available in other Latin American countries.

1 year ago

American Airlines Won’t Accept Argentina’s Currency for Airline Tickets

American Airlines Won’t Accept Argentina’s Currency for Airline Tickets

David Koenig, Associated Press

Airlines don't make moves like this until they've exhausted every available alternative. Hopefully it will be a wakeup call for Argentina's new leadership.

2 years ago

Argentina Sues Management Team Behind Airline It Nationalized

Argentina Sues Management Team Behind Airline It Nationalized

Aerolineas Argentinas has long been a terrible airline, and Argentina was foolish for nationalizing such a terrible asset.

2 years ago

Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It can be difficult to get the positive message about Argentina's natural and cultural assets out as long as its political troubles take up the majority of global headlines shifting perceptions of the country.

3 years ago

Argentina’s Weak Currency Driving Tourism and Black Market Exchanges

Argentina’s Weak Currency Driving Tourism and Black Market Exchanges

Charlie Devereux and Lucia Baldomir, Bloomberg

Argentina's leaders are on a vacation from reality themselves.

3 years ago

Argentina Is Limiting Outbound Travel to Stop the Flow of Currency

Argentina Is Limiting Outbound Travel to Stop the Flow of Currency

Charlie Devereux, Bloomberg

Everything about this seems backwards and destined to fail.

3 years ago

Argentina Stirs Up Falkland Islands Controversy with New Tourist Tax Exemption

Argentina Stirs Up Falkland Islands Controversy with New Tourist Tax Exemption

Charlie Devereux, Bloomberg

Apparently it is easier for Argentina to pick a fight, rather than deal with its own massive economic problems.

4 years ago

Largest Latin America Travel Agency Despegar Gets a Reprieve

Largest Latin America Travel Agency Despegar Gets a Reprieve

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Despegar's statement doesn't say it will begin paying local taxes in Argentina -- or how much -- but its actions give Latin America's largest travel agency some breathing room to work out a settlement.

4 years ago