Articles tagged “colombia”

Airlines

Avianca and Viva Launch Appeal Against Colombia’s Merger Denial

The airlines will be hoping that reducing operations in Bogota and working with state-owned Satena to boost links to Colombia’s most remote regions will appease the country's civil aviation regulator.

Avianca and Viva Launch Appeal Against Colombia’s Merger Denial

News Blog

Colombia Blocks Avianca and Viva Air Merger

The Avianca and Viva Air merger has hit a major roadblock with Colombian authorities objecting to the proposed combination. The move could be a blow to Avianca's plan to create a pan-South American airline group with Brazil's Gol. Colombia's Civil Aeronautics Authority, or Aerocivil, said Tuesday that the merger of the country's first and third…

Tourism

Colombia Tourism Could Get Pinched Under Fiscal Reforms by New President

Colombia’s tourism sector has had a remarkable recovery and expects real growth by the end of the year. But a tax reform being led by President Gustavo Petro could prompt a slowdown, raising fears for hotel projects.

Colombia Tourism Could Get Pinched Under Fiscal Reforms by New President

Airlines

Spirit Rejects Frontier and Continues JetBlue Talks

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the latest in Spirit’s takeover, Colombia’s tourism revamp, and Wyndham’s revenue strategy.

Spirit Rejects Frontier and Continues JetBlue Talks

Tourism

Colombia Tourism Is Poised for Transformation Under New President

A new leadership representative of Colombia's diverse population for the first time in its history. An agenda centered on decarbonization, integrating host communities in decision making and sharing the tourism pie. And big priorities on social justice. Will Colombia become the model definition of a sustainable tourism industry?

Colombia Tourism Is Poised for Transformation Under New President

News Blog

Colombia and Peru Only Two Countries Increasing Share of U.S. Inbound Travelers in 2021

This chart below from the United States National Travel and Tourism Office came out this week, and two countries are standout in an otherwise dismal-but-improving 2021 inbound travel market. Colombia is emerging as a force to be reckoned with, as we wrote in detail last month. CountryArrivalsShareChange from 2020Change from 2019Change in 2021 RankTotal22,100,453100.00%15.00%-72.20%From 20191Mexico10,396,72447.00%52.70%-43.30%↑+12Canada2,529,02211.40%-47.40%-87.80%↓…

Airline Weekly

Avianca Embraces Budget Airline Model in Deal for Viva Air

Big changes are underway in Latin American aviation. After restructuring as a quasi-budget airline, Colombia's Avianca now wants to acquire discount competitor Viva Air in a deal that could give it two-thirds of the Colombian market.

Avianca Embraces Budget Airline Model in Deal for Viva Air

Tourism

Colombia Poised to Be Big Source Market for U.S. Destinations Beyond Florida

Colombians are itching to travel, particularly to the U.S. Now it's up to U.S. destinations, outside of Florida, to get much busier with their pitches. Are you listening, places like Las Vegas and Chicago?

Colombia Poised to Be Big Source Market for U.S. Destinations Beyond Florida

Mergers and Acquisitions

Colombia’s Netactica Buys Peru’s Online Tours Reseller Turismoi

Netactica is on track to become the most notable travel technology company in the business-to-business and consulting segments in Latin America.

Colombia’s Netactica Buys Peru’s Online Tours Reseller Turismoi

Airlines

Latin America’s Aviation Recovery Stalled by Absence of Standard Health Rules

Airlines are talking to each other, but if governments don't see eye to eye then there's simply no quick fix.

Latin America’s Aviation Recovery Stalled by Absence of Standard Health Rules