Latin America Month


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News / Technology
PhocusWire's theme months for 2019 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2019
This year we continued our coverage on key trends and added regions into the mix on our theme months. Here are the highlights from those months. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How payment tech could revolutionize travel brands in Latin America
By Howard Blankenship - CellPoint Mobile  | May 31, 2019
Have fintech and alternative forms of payment had an effect on the travel sector in Latin America? The short answer is yes; in fact, the impact is significant. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Guide121 wants to bring a "playlist" mentality to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2019
Guide121 provides users what it calls a “playlist,” which is a suggested sequence of destinations, attractions and events displayed on a digital map. The system cross-references information from the... Read More
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News / Distribution
Discount carriers taking off in South America
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly  | May 30, 2019
In South America over the past few years, Chile, Argentina and Peru have seen an explosion of domestic ultralow-cost carrier service after long lagging behind much of the rest of the world. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Estuardo Ortiz of JetSmart
By Mitra Sorrells | May 29, 2019
The founder and CEO of the ultra low-cost carrier discusses JetSmart's business model, the challenges of building an airline from scratch and much more. Read More
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News / Distribution
Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | May 28, 2019
For the final piece in our series on Latin America, we take a look at the current state and future outlook for distribution in hospitality and air. Read More
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News / Online
Latin America, part 3: The evolution of buses, bikes and scooters
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2019
For part three in our series on Latin America's travel industry we take a look at some developments in the ground transportation sector. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Juan Pablo Lafosse of Almundo
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2019
The Almundo CEO talks the power of offline, the company's strategy compared to Expedia and Booking and much more. Read More
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News / Online
Latin America, part 2: Investors take notice as travel startup activity picks up
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2019
For part two in our series on Latin America, we talk to one of the region's prominent accelerator programs and two entrepreneurs for their takes on the startup ecosystem. Read More
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News / Online
Latin America, part 1: Mobile, social drive travel forward despite lingering challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2019
For the first piece in our series on Latin America, we explore some of the region's characteristics impacting the travel industry. Read More
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Notated News / Technology
Is Latin America prepared for China's booming tech investments?
By Natalia Cote-Munoz and Lorand Laskai - Americas Quarterly  | May 2, 2019
Investment by China-based companies in South American infrastructure and emerging tech brands is both an opportunity and a challenge for the region. Read More