Articles tagged “south america”

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

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

Rebecca Stone, Skift

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Rebecca Stone, Skift

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.

6 months ago

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

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

Kristin Majcher, Skift

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.

10 months ago

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Patrick Gillespie, Bloomberg

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.

1 year ago

Argentine Airport Operator Plans IPO to Fund Expansion

Argentine Airport Operator Plans IPO to Fund Expansion

Charlie Devereux, Carolina Millan and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

Latam Airlines May Take Three Years to Return to Pre-Merger Profits

Latam Airlines May Take Three Years to Return to Pre-Merger Profits

Javiera Quiroga and Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

Brazil's rapid economic growth has slowed since the merger was originally agreed upon in 2010 meaning that newly formed airline is operating in a significantly changed and more competitive environment than originally thought.

5 years ago

South America’s First Transcontinental Railway May Come From China

5 years ago

Accor Has Pulled Off One of the More Impressive Hospitality Ad Stunts of the Year

Accor Has Pulled Off One of the More Impressive Hospitality Ad Stunts of the Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The 14-minute video is an exercise in digital marketing and brand partnerships. Accor gave people a lot more than a brand or bed to talk about by partnering with other brands like Columbia and GoPro to create content that is interesting with or without the ibis plug.

6 years ago

Trump hotels looks to expand brand in Latin America after success in Panama

Trump hotels looks to expand brand in Latin America after success in Panama

Eric Sabo, Bloomberg

For a luxury brand with only a handful of properties, Trump talks a big game. But then again, talk is what Trump specializes in.

7 years ago

Aerolineas Argentinas becomes SkyTeam’s first South American member

Aerolineas Argentinas becomes SkyTeam’s first South American member

SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance, but can now claim that it's the first to offer non-stop flights from South America to Australia.

7 years ago

Latam Airlines says they’ll be profitable in Brazil despite challenging economy

Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

Latam, the result of a merger between South American airlines Lan and Tam, is probably hoping to weather the economy for two years and then come out on top as business picks up for the World Cup.

7 years ago

Latin America is building more bike lanes as health and traffic benefits become clear

Colombia and Chile have the most cycling lanes so far, but many cities are introducing miles of new paths despite critics who ridicule the poorer cities' infrastructure and mock bikers for pretending to be European.

7 years ago