Articles tagged “south america”

Tourism

What Chile’s Elections Mean for Tourism

The winner of the Chilean presidential election needs to make the process of visiting the country much easier for prospective tourists. The fifth largest economy in South America is taking a big hit from the absence of travelers from lucrative source markets like neighboring Argentina.

What Chile’s Elections Mean for Tourism

Airline Weekly

Azul Reportedly Eyes Latam Takeover to Create South American Airlines Giant

In a deal that could prove a major upset in Latin American aviation, Azul has put together what amounts to a hostile takeover of South America's largest airline, Latam Airlines Group. The Brazilian carrier plans to submit its proposal to the U.S. bankruptcy court overseeing Latam's restructuring shortly.

Azul Reportedly Eyes Latam Takeover to Create South American Airlines Giant

Airlines

Latin America’s Aviation Recovery Stalled by Absence of Standard Health Rules

Airlines are talking to each other, but if governments don't see eye to eye then there's simply no quick fix.

Latin America’s Aviation Recovery Stalled by Absence of Standard Health Rules

Tourism

Rio’s Famed Beaches Sparkle More With Less Visitors During Pandemic

Some beaches in Brazil still do not have many visitors, even as lockdown measures are relaxed. The result? The beaches are getting a chance to breathe.

Rio’s Famed Beaches Sparkle More With Less Visitors During Pandemic

Airlines

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

As we've seen elsewhere across the globe, policies that artificially prop up an incumbent flag carrier don't always work out well for consumers.

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

Luxury

Bogotá’s Potential in Wellness Tourism Starts With an Amazonian Nut

The cacay nut is a perfect example of how tourists can directly benefit entire countries simply by buying products for their own wellness in cities like Bogotá that help support poorer regions throughout Colombia. Maybe someday being a tourist will become less about being a foreigner and more about being a better global citizen.

Bogotá’s Potential in Wellness Tourism Starts With an Amazonian Nut

Tourism

Medellin’s Tourism Challenge: Telling the Right Story of Its Violent Past

Medellin has gone through an incredible transformation over the past 30 years, but large issues still remain prevalent. As the city figures out the right story it wants to tell, its "fake it ‘til you make it" strategy somehow works — speaking to the resilience of many developing economies that are navigating histories of crime, corruption, and violence and still figuring out how to position themselves as destinations.

Medellin’s Tourism Challenge: Telling the Right Story of Its Violent Past

Airlines

Why Viva Air Wants to Put Latin America’s Startups on the Map

VivaAir is the latest carrier to take a Silicon Valley-style approach to improving its technology, recently announcing that it has partnered with local universities, government entities, and startups to create an innovation lab. If executed well, this could raise the bar for customer service in the region.

Why Viva Air Wants to Put Latin America’s Startups on the Map

Airlines

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Flyers in the United States and Europe might be surprised to learn some countries still artificially prop up airfares. It seems anachronistic, but the Argentina market is still controlled by the government. The good news? Argentina will let the nation's airlines charge as little as they want soon for some fares. Let's hope more restrictions disappear.

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Airlines

Argentine Airport Operator Plans IPO to Fund Expansion

It's a foreign concept in the United States, where local bureaucrats generally run airports. But elsewhere, airports tend to be privately managed. Often that makes them more nimble. They can also be profitable, as this proposed IPO suggests.

Argentine Airport Operator Plans IPO to Fund Expansion