Articles tagged “brazil”

Rio’s Famed Beaches Sparkle More With Less Visitors During Pandemic

Rio’s Famed Beaches Sparkle More With Less Visitors During Pandemic

Bernadette Baum, Reuters

Some beaches in Brazil still do not have many visitors, even as lockdown measures are relaxed. The result? The beaches are getting a chance to breathe.

4 weeks ago

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Jake Spring, Reuters

The intention is sensible, but banning beachgoers doesn't sound enforceable, as many other countries have already proven.

1 month ago

White House Places Coronavirus Travel Ban on Hard-Hit Brazil

White House Places Coronavirus Travel Ban on Hard-Hit Brazil

Darlene Superville, Associated Press

Brazil was added to the list of travel ban countries on Sunday as coronavirus cases have spiked to alarming levels in the country. Will Russia be next on President Trump's list?

3 months ago

Rio’s Copacabana Palace Closes Over Coronavirus Fears

Rio’s Copacabana Palace Closes Over Coronavirus Fears

David Biller, Associated Press

The Copacabana is the latest high-profile hotel casualty following the coronavirus wipeout of global tourism. Let's hope for a recovery in time for Carnival 2021.

4 months ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

5 months ago

Brazil Wants to Double Its Visitors by 2022 But at What Cost?

Brazil Wants to Double Its Visitors by 2022 But at What Cost?

Kristin Majcher, Skift

Brazil is aiming to double its visitors by 2022 and change its image to shift the focus onto its natural resources. There are concerns, however, about whether the plan is sustainable.

9 months ago

Brazilian Air Regulator Criticizes Tweaks to Aviation Bill Meant to Encourage Competition

Brazilian Air Regulator Criticizes Tweaks to Aviation Bill Meant to Encourage Competition

Fabiola Moura and Mario Sergio Lima, Bloomberg

Brazil clearly wants foreign airlines to come in and help cut prices but in order to do so it probably needs to make regulations as attractive as possible.

1 year ago

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Stands to Thrive as a Big Local Competitor Falters

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Stands to Thrive as a Big Local Competitor Falters

Vinícius Andrade and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

About 80 percent of Gol's routes overlap with Avianca Brasil's, according to one analyst. Given those numbers, it makes sense Gol's fortunes are improving as its competitor stumbles. But will the good times last?

1 year ago

Avianca Brasil in Talks for Cash Infusion While It Downsizes Operations

Avianca Brasil in Talks for Cash Infusion While It Downsizes Operations

Fabiana Batista and Paula Sambo, Bloomberg

Avianca Brasil is looking for a lifeline as it cancels routes and sees its aircraft grounded. A viable path forward isn't very clear at the moment.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Airbnb lists about 14,000 ads for properties in Sao Paulo. New zoning rules may add to the supply, as the city allows mixed-use buildings near transport hubs, which will mean more short-term rentals.

2 years ago

Norwegian Air’s Planned Flights to Brazil Face Potential Headwinds

Norwegian Air’s Planned Flights to Brazil Face Potential Headwinds

Christiana Sciaudone, Vinicius Andrade, and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Consumers grumble about airlines charging a la carte fees for services that used to be included in the ticket price. But they tend to go ahead and patronize those airlines anyway. Brazil's proposed regulations may not reflect true consumer preference.

2 years ago