Panama considers introducing a connecting passenger tax, but there is resistance from air transport organisations and it could put its hub status ‘at risk’

IATA’s regional VP for the Americas, has called on Panama’s Government to reconsider a proposed bill introducing a connecting passenger tax, stating the tax “will…..

Panama City’s Tocumen International airport consolidates its place as one of Latin America’s major hubs as new Terminal 2 opens its gates to traffic

Panama City’s Tocumen International airport announced that its new Terminal 2 was inaugurated on 29-Apr-2019. The terminal, spread over an 116,000 square metre area, features…..

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…..

US hotels post a solid performance in key metrics for Oct-2018; ADR up +2.6% and RevPAR rises +3.5%

The US hotel industry logged promising results in occupancy rates and unit revenues during Oct-2018, according to latest data from benchmarking specialist STR. Summary: Latest…..

Political unrest in Nicaragua has “devastating effect” on its own and impacts neighbours tourism industries

Until April this year Nicaragua’s tourism sector had been growing, but then on 18-Apr-2018 the peaceful protests turned violent over controversial pension reforms and have…..

Air capacity between Europe and Central America has more than doubled over the past five years

Over the past five years airline seat numbers between Europe and Central America have grown faster than any market to Latin America from Europe, recent…..