Articles tagged “latin america”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

1 year 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

Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It can be difficult to get the positive message about Argentina's natural and cultural assets out as long as its political troubles take up the majority of global headlines shifting perceptions of the country.

2 years ago

Expedia Makes $270 Million Dollar Investment in Latin America’s Decolar

Expedia Makes $270 Million Dollar Investment in Latin America’s Decolar

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Barring a reversal in market conditions, buckle up because 2015 is looking like it will be a very active year in mergers and acquisitions among online travel companies.

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 3: Getting Personal in Paraguay

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 3: Getting Personal in Paraguay

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although open about much of his life, Bourdain rarely spends so much time talking about personal matters making Paraguay a unique destination as seen through the lens of his mind.

3 years ago