Articles tagged “latin america”

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

Ezra Fieser and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

German Efromovich did this to himself, after offering United majority stake in the airline as collateral for a loan. If he leaves, control could transfer to its second-largest investor, Kingsland Holdings.

6 hours ago

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Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Posadas + Skift

Posadas has witnessed many shifts within Mexico’s tourism industry over the last five decades since it first launched its Fiesta Americana hotel. The brand continues to evolve and has big plans for major expansion in Mexico and other areas of Latin America.

9 hours ago

Control of Struggling Avianca Could Pass to United Due to Loan Breach

Control of Struggling Avianca Could Pass to United Due to Loan Breach

Ezra Fieser , Bloomberg

Uncertainty is never good for investment, and right now it's taking a major toll on the airline.

1 day ago

Iberostar Ups Stake in Almundo for Online Travel Agency Push in Latin America

Iberostar Ups Stake in Almundo for Online Travel Agency Push in Latin America

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The conventional wisdom has been that the online travel market in Latin America will narrow down to a fight between Expedia-supported Despegar and global brands like Booking.com. But Almundo, thanks to backing from Iberostar, might put up a meaningful fight.

6 months ago

Despegar Aims to Be Less Dependent on Argentina’s Travel Market

Despegar Aims to Be Less Dependent on Argentina’s Travel Market

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No one saw that Argentina's economy would take such a bad turn this year. But Despegar, based in Buenos Aires, is making moves to weather the storm after its market valuation has been slashed in half.

7 months ago

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American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is looking south with its new and expanded routes to destinations in Latin America, further securing its position as the leading U.S. airline in the region.

8 months ago

Latin America Meeting Planners Focus on Experience Creation

Latin America Meeting Planners Focus on Experience Creation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Latin American event planners think that technology will become vital to their efforts in the future. They also know that crafting memorable experiences is necessary to proving the true value of an event to stakeholders.

8 months 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.

8 months ago

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Emerging markets will shape the future of the travel industry but each region requires a unique strategy. MakeMyTrip and Despegar, online travel leaders in India and Latin America, provide distinct insights into how to succeed their respective home markets.

9 months ago

Mandarin Oriental Picks Chile’s Hot Hotel Market For First South American Property

Mandarin Oriental Picks Chile’s Hot Hotel Market For First South American Property

Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

Going with the safer bet is probably a good idea if it's a hotel’s first time setting up shop on a continent, especially if you're a luxury hotel company like Mandarin Oriental.

9 months ago

Copa Airlines’ Rebound May Depend on a Latin American Turnaround

Copa Airlines’ Rebound May Depend on a Latin American Turnaround

Brian Sumers, Skift

Someday Latin American economies will boom again, and the region's airlines will be big investor favorites. But until then, investors may remain wary of companies like Panama's Copa Airlines.

9 months ago

Brazil Open Skies Deal Is Great But Incomplete Without a Visa Waiver Program

Brazil Open Skies Deal Is Great But Incomplete Without a Visa Waiver Program

Dan Peltier, Skift

Do travelers care more about cheaper airfares or not having to schlep to a consulate, pay for a visa, and wait weeks or months for it to arrive? Many travel brands would say visa waivers are more important, and many travelers would agree. The U.S. doesn't seem to be in the business lately of making it easier for travelers to visit, visa waiver program aside.

1 year ago