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Articles tagged “argentina”

Airline Weekly

Argentina Levies New Flyer Tax Just as Flight Ban About to Lift: Huh?

Argentina Levies New Flyer Tax Just as Flight Ban About to Lift: Huh?

Coronavirus

Why Latin America’s Travel Recovery Might Lag the World’s

The only upcoming trip for many Latin Americans will be returning to their workplaces. A feckless U.S. and reckless China have prevented the world from coordinating a response to the pandemic.

Why Latin America’s Travel Recovery Might Lag the World’s

Coronavirus

Despegar May Drop Its Acquisition of Mexican Travel Agency Best Day as Crisis Takes Toll

Despegar had offered to pay a premium for Mexico's Best Day in January, but today the two companies are strapped for cash due to the pandemic's destruction of travel bookings. This acquisition may be one of several deals across the sector imperiled by coronavirus.

Despegar May Drop Its Acquisition of Mexican Travel Agency Best Day as Crisis Takes Toll

Tourism

Recession-Wracked Argentina Faces Tourism Hit on Top of Existing Weakness

Spare a thought for Argentina, whose woeful state finances make it ill-prepared to help the country's hotels, wineries, and famous cultural attractions during the tourism plunge and coming quarantine.

Recession-Wracked Argentina Faces Tourism Hit on Top of Existing Weakness

Online Travel

Latin America’s Despegar Will Have to Navigate Coronavirus Currency Impact

Coronavirus has caused turmoil in the global financial markets, which has devalued several key currencies and made foreign trips costlier. But devaluation may also make potential acquisition targets cheaper for Despegar, the region's largest online travel agency.

Latin America’s Despegar Will Have to Navigate Coronavirus Currency Impact

Tourism

Argentina Considers Reinstating a Tourist Surcharge on Transactions to Help Economy

A 20 percent tax on foreign transactions may be one way to boost international reserves, but it's questionable as a strategy to attract tourists.

Argentina Considers Reinstating a Tourist Surcharge on Transactions to Help Economy

Airlines

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

As we've seen elsewhere across the globe, policies that artificially prop up an incumbent flag carrier don't always work out well for consumers.

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

Online Travel

Despegar Surfs Rising Wave of Mobile Travel Bookings in Latin America

The Argentine economic crisis continues to drag on Despegar, but the online travel agency's continuous investment in mobile is setting it up for long-term growth across the continent.

Despegar Surfs Rising Wave of Mobile Travel Bookings in Latin America

Tourism

Argentina’s Currency Crisis Creates Affordable Luxury for Visitors

Argentina's currency crisis might be good news for international bargain-seeking visitors, but Argentine citizens are seeing their own trips grow too expensive.

Argentina’s Currency Crisis Creates Affordable Luxury for Visitors

Airlines

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

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.

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