Articles tagged “latin america”

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With its IPO on Wednesday, Despegar became the world's seventh-largest online travel company by market cap. Its bosses talk a good game. But its major markets may have near-term hiccups ahead.

2 months ago

Top News Stories Localizing the Global Travel Industry From the Skift Gateway Series

Top News Stories Localizing the Global Travel Industry From the Skift Gateway Series

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Keep an eye on our Gateway series for more news and insight from our correspondents in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

3 months ago

Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

Jose Enrique Arrioja and Christine Jenkins, Bloomberg

Avianca's strongest competitor, Latam Airlines, hasn't had the easiest time since 2012, when two influential carriers – Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM — closed their merger. But Latam is finally making money, and it's likely Latin America's leading carrier. Avianca has some work to do to keep pace.

3 months ago

Interview: Copa Airlines CEO on Building the ‘Hub of the Americas’ in Panama

Interview: Copa Airlines CEO on Building the ‘Hub of the Americas’ in Panama

Brian Sumers, Skift

Panama's Copa Airlines is not well-known in most of North America, but it's among the most profitable airlines in the Americas. Its secret? Like Southwest Airlines, it keeps its model simple.

5 months ago

Airbnb To Collect Taxes in Mexico City Signaling New Strategy in Latin America

Airbnb To Collect Taxes in Mexico City Signaling New Strategy in Latin America

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Has Airbnb learned a lesson about not being overly-confrontational with local authorities? It is too soon to tell but so far Airbnb's actions in Latin America, its fastest growing region, are pointing that way.

7 months ago

Discovery Licenses Its Name for Costa Rica Eco-Tourism Park Means Big Business

Discovery Licenses Its Name for Costa Rica Eco-Tourism Park Means Big Business

Gerry Smith, Bloomberg

Discovery is eyeing millennial travelers with its new park plans but it should consider that many younger travelers do enjoy exclusively sitting on a beach rather than learning about biodiversity.

7 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

Finally, Some Airlines Are Optimistic About South America

Finally, Some Airlines Are Optimistic About South America

Brian Sumers , Skift

It looks like Latin America has finally hit rock-bottom for airlines. But it will be some time before airlines are making major profits in South America.

1 year ago

Latin America’s Top 20 Hotel Brands: Spotlight on Mexico

Latin America’s Top 20 Hotel Brands: Spotlight on Mexico

Luke Bujarski, Skift

In Mexico, Latin America's largest hotel market is expected to keep on growing, thanks in part to the country being boosted by the U.S. economy.

1 year ago

New Skift Trends Report: A Strategic Deep Dive Into Latin America’s 20 Largest Hotel Chains

New Skift Trends Report: A Strategic Deep Dive Into Latin America’s 20 Largest Hotel Chains

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Latin America's lodging industry remains very interesting to local and global investors alike. Economic headwinds and political upheavals have slowed but not stalled some of the world's largest hotels groups from capitalizing on opportunity in the region.

1 year ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Despegar’s New Single-Minded Push for Online Bookings

Skift CMO Interviews: Despegar’s New Single-Minded Push for Online Bookings

Dan Peltier, Skift

Despegar has entered a new chapter in Latin America as the site eliminated phone bookings in favor of online bookings only. The company is undergoing major changes and is rethinking how it balances its online and offline marketing.

2 years ago

6 Charts Showing Latin American Travelers’ Search and Booking Behaviors

6 Charts Showing Latin American Travelers’ Search and Booking Behaviors

Dan Peltier, Skift

Last-minute bookings aren't popular everywhere, and Latin America is the perfect template for brands to look at to figure out how to sell to travelers the right way as they plan and search for trips over time.

2 years ago