Articles tagged “brazil”

Rio de Janeiro’s Neighborhood Tourism Is Taking a Hit From Rising Violence

Rio de Janeiro’s Neighborhood Tourism Is Taking a Hit From Rising Violence

Renata Brito, Associated Press

Slum tourism has always been a complicated subject: Are rich visitors exploiting or helping the local communities? In Rio de Janeiro, this moral question is becoming secondary to concerns about safety.

4 days ago

Brazil Ridesharing Battle Heats Up With New Restrictions Likely

Brazil Ridesharing Battle Heats Up With New Restrictions Likely

Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

Tension is high in Brazil as legislation hamstringing ridesharing companies is under debate. Enhanced protections for drivers are necessary, but widespread restrictions could hurt the hundreds of thousands of drivers who make a living from Uber and Cabify.

2 weeks ago

Uber Faces Challenge to Business Model in Brazil

Uber Faces Challenge to Business Model in Brazil

Samy Adghimi and Mario Sergio Lima, Bloomberg

Brazil's Senate is set to make it harder for ridesharing services to operate, representing a considerable blow to Uber's global growth agenda. It's a hurdle that Uber and competitors now face in locales as disparate as the UK and now Brazil.

4 weeks ago

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner had been sniffing around Brazil's homegrown metasearch leader Mundi and checking its books. Kayak appears to have swooped in to shore up market share.

4 months ago

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Liliana Michelena, Associated Press

Tourism officials said Carnival in 2017 drew 1.1 million tourists and had an economic impact of $912 million. The quandary is whether Rio can afford to invest more funds into Carnival 2018 when the economic crisis is acute.

5 months ago

Brazil’s Business Travelers Haven’t Returned to Frequent Flying Yet

Brazil’s Business Travelers Haven’t Returned to Frequent Flying Yet

Esha Dey and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Business travel spending dropped in Brazil in 2016, and continued uncertainty in the market is making a recovery difficult. Will companies get used to keeping employees off the road?

5 months ago

Brazil May Have the World’s Biggest Destination Marketing Potential

Brazil May Have the World’s Biggest Destination Marketing Potential

Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

The highest gap between potential in tourism in the world and what's been realized so far is Brazil. Despite obstacles, better marketing and more private-public coordination could boost visitors.

6 months ago

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over in a Hopeful Prelude to a Tourism Rebound

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over in a Hopeful Prelude to a Tourism Rebound

Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

Now that the health emergency has ended, the country's tourism industry and destination marketers ought to consider a coordinated ad campaign as a way to restore formerly high visitor counts.

6 months ago

Concur Enters Brazil While Betting on Biz Travel Rebound

Concur Enters Brazil While Betting on Biz Travel Rebound

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Brazil is already big for Concur, and will likely remain a strong market for business travel as its economy rebounds from a severe downturn. Hopefully, the country's political dysfunction won't get in the way of an economic recovery.

8 months ago

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel spending has increased tremendously in India and Brazil since 2000 — but most of that money is spent domestically. As those and other markets continue to change — and global politics shift — will the future bring more or fewer international business trips?

10 months ago

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

Dan Peltier, Skift

They're back. The Brazilian economy and Hotel Urbano have both suffered a very rough stretch. Co-founders Joao Ricardo Mendes and Jose Eduardo Mendes have reasserted themselves in leading the company, but haven't publicly articulated in detail how they will navigate their way out of the online travel agency's current predicament. It will definitely be tough going.

1 year ago

JetBlue Founder Neeleman Sees Turnaround at Brazil’s Azul and Portugal’s TAP

JetBlue Founder Neeleman Sees Turnaround at Brazil’s Azul and Portugal’s TAP

Fabiola Moura and Julia Leite, Bloomberg

While the world is focused on the Rio Olympics and Brazil's economic and political woes, Azul is quietly gaining ground from the back of the pack. The finish line, though, is still out of sight.

1 year ago