While the world is focused on the Rio Olympics and Brazil's economic and political woes, Azul is quietly gaining ground from the back of the pack. The finish line, though, is still out of sight.
Fears about terrorism are understandable, but savvy travelers might want to avoid the crowds in Spain, Portugal and Italy and head to France and Turkey. That's where the deals are.
From tourist to expat and then to the unknown status — the Brexit is just complicating everything now.
Nobody loves a throng of tourists, but smart leaders in Iberia are turing to other city mayors and regional tourism leaders for advice on dealing with the influx.
If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.
Portugal just has to look next door for proof that tourism can help solve problems.
Considering that there was little interest from other suitors, it's a smart move by the country to make sure it's not in careless hands.
Portugal decided to mortgage its resident visas to foreign property buyers and now should make good on its promises.
Tourism is so very often a wonderful thing. But the damage it can do is so rarely understood, and the tourists who inflict the worst of it have absolutely no clue what they're doing.
Greece has rarely been a bargain or a deal, which gives the Iberian destinations an edge.