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Articles tagged “latin america”

Online Travel

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

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.

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

Airlines

Finally, Some Airlines Are Optimistic About South America

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.

Finally, Some Airlines Are Optimistic About South America

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Tourism

6 Charts Showing Latin American Travelers’ Search and Booking Behaviors

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.

6 Charts Showing Latin American Travelers’ Search and Booking Behaviors

Tourism

Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

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.

Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

SkiftX

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Hotels

Barcelo Hotels Working to Balance Owned and Managed Properties

Moving towards managing properties rather than owning them is a trend other hotels have followed in recent years, but the challenge for Barcelo will be to how to make its brand shine through elsewhere while it remains behind the scenes at properties it manages.

Barcelo Hotels Working to Balance Owned and Managed Properties