Buenos Aires excels in what was a mixed performance for hotels across Central, South America and the Caribbean in 2018

Hotels across the Central and South America region reported positive, but inflation-affected performance results in 2018, according to full calendar year data from benchmarking specialist…..

It’s a real airport pick and mix – Vinci Airports’ portfolio is diverse, global and growing

The French multinational airport operator Vinci has published its passenger traffic highlights on a country-by-country basis for 2018. They give clear insight as to where…..

The Brazilian airport concessions roll on with another six blocks of 44 airports…and belatedly they include Rio and São Paulo airports

No sooner has an announcement been made confirming the fourth tranche of Brazilian airport concessions than the President, Jair Bolsonaro – who took power on 01-Jan-2019…..

Carlson Wagonlit predicts a generally positive outlook for Latin America in 2019 with small declines in hotel rates and airfares

Although projections for Latin America’s economic performance in 2019 show 2.3% growth, both hotel rates and airfares are expected to drop, according to new research…..

GOL’s new 737 MAX-8 deal will allow it to add one ‘new international destination every quarter over the next two years’

Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aereas is to accelerate its fleet renewal programme after signing a lease deal with Avolon to introduce an additional 11 Boeing…..

Currency pressure in Argentina and Brazil is not getting any worse, but it’s also not getting any better

Currency devaluation in Argentina and Brazil has been a thorn in the sides of Latin Airlines throughout much of 2018, but even as conditions do…..

Another Brazilian airport privatisation package is moving towards fruition, but the pickings keep getting slimmer

Brazil’s regulator ANAC has approved draft documentation for the concession of 12 airports. The concession process was set in motion on 29-Nov-2018. This is the…..

GOL and Azul paint a more optimistic outlook for Brazil with ‘business friendly’ president in office

Two of Brazil’s largest airlines are optimistic about the future now that the uncertainty surrounding the recent presidential elections are over. Summary: Brazilian carrier Azul…..

Despite political uncertainty, meeting planners in Brazil and Mexico seem upbeat

Although recent presidential elections in Brazil and Mexico could cause some level of economic uncertainty, for now meeting planners in each country do not foresee…..

Campinas and Santiago airport concessions – airports need to discuss facilities with their airlines

One of the biggest challenges Latin American airlines face is high airport charges. But there are small movements in the right direction occurring in the…..