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  • Best travel brands in Latin America announced at star-studded gala ceremony in Bolivia

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The finest travel brands in Latin America were announced at a star-studded gala ceremony in Bolivia.   Travel industry bigwigs assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Latin America Ceremony in La Paz, to find out who among them would …

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  • Marriott’s AR app lets travellers access virtual resort tours

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Marriott is making efforts to make exotic resort locales more accessible to tourists planning holiday with an augmented reality app for iOS. Portal to Paradise enables customers tour eight of the brand properties of the hotel in Mexico and the …

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  • Demand for Latin America on a surge

    Published on : Monday, June 25, 2018

    Latin America’s stable region, increased airlift, and reduced media focus on Zika has been giving the destination a great boost from the UK. Audley Travel’s head of Latin America, Mark Garrett last week during the Experience Latin America in London …

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  • 17.7 million passengers passed through the Heathrow Airport, record first quarter

    Published on : Wednesday, May 2, 2018

        Another record year has been reported by Europe’s busiest aviation hub, around 200,000 passengers passed through the Heathrow Airport in a day during the first three months of the year.     17.7 million passengers travelled via the …

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  • LATAM is stepping to introduce low cost flights

    Published on : Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Latin America’s most popular airline is considering in creating a new low-cost airline in the midst of the boom in flights in that segment.     LATAM has been pressured by the entry into the market of “low cost” firms …

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  • WTM Latin America 2018 attracts almost 12,000 visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    WTM Latin America, the leading B2B travel event in Latin America, experiences record participation number of almost 12,000, an increase of 7% over the previous year. The event – which took place between 3-5 April in Sao Paulo, saw a …

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  • International travel to rise by 5% in 2018, highest in last 20 years

    Published on : Thursday, March 8, 2018

    The year 2017 has been an exceptionally awesome year in terms of global travel.   Europe was the main growth trigger as both a source market and a destination region. Worldwide the number of outbound trips has risen by 6.5% …

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  • Luxury bookings slated to rise for Colombia in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, December 28, 2017

    According to a prediction for 2018 shared by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA),Colombia is likely to witnessed a rising demand for luxury travel bookings.   The association also mentioned that the growth if high-end developments and services in the …

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  • Beach destinations drive hospitality growth in Latin America

    Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    A number of world famous beach destinations are driving the project pipeline in Latin America, according to information from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database.       Latin America is a hospitality market on the rise, with the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database currently showing …

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  • Colin Stewart voted as new chairman of LATA

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    Colin Stewart is appointed as the new chairman of Latin American Travel Association.       The appointment of Colin Stewart as chairman is now in effect. It was unanimously voted for by the LATA committee and will see him …

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  • MICE offerings to enhance tourist arrival in Quito

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    Ecuador’s capital, Quito has seen an increase of about 2.3% in its international tourist arrivals to the destination as compared to the same period in 2016.     Industry officials confirm that this continued growth can be attributed to the …

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  • SITA, Latam Airlines and Nuevo Pudahuel showcase innovative baggage robot, Leo, in Chile

    Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Leo, the innovative baggage robot developed by global air transport IT provider SITA, was showcased at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Santiago, Chile, as part of a presentation on next generation technologies for the first step of the passenger …

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  • Mexico is most popular travel locale in Latin America

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Guadulupe Moreno who is an analyst from the World Economic Forum mentioned that following the latest data released by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mexico is the ninth tourist power across the entire planet.   And, therefore it is not …

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  • LATA research indicates higher Latin America bookings in 2016

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    In a survey of over 40 operators, out of which 59% claimed to be Latin America specialists, over 60% had witnessed a raise in the number of travel bookings to this region in 2016 as compared to that in 2015. …

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  • SITA showcases Leo – the innovative baggage robot – in Mexico City

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Hosting an Innovation forum at Mexico City Airport, global air transport IT provider SITA , showcased Leo, the innovative baggage robot, to senior air transport industry executives who discussed how innovative technology will advance the nation’s air transport industry.   …

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  • Latin America Travel Association ready to host UK trade roadshows

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The Latin America Travel Association (LATA) has announced its plans to conduct travel roadshows in Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester in November with an aim to capitalize on an 11% growth in the number of UK tourists to this part of …

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  • WTM Latin America experiences another visitor increase for 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    World Travel Market Latin America 2017 was a success with more than 7,000 unique travel trade attendees, a 20% increase on 2016, and the highest number of travel professionals, government official and media in the event’s fifth edition reinforcing its …

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  • Hilton appointed new senior Vice President for corporate development

    Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

    Hilton has named Greg Hartmann as senior vice president – luxury, lifestyle, resort and corporate development. He previously led the Strategic Advisory & Asset Management Services Practice as managing director for the Hotels & Hospitality Group in North America for …

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  • SITA baggage robot arrives at Rio’s busiest airport

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Leo, the innovative baggage robot, has arrived at Rio’s Tom Jobim International Airport, where over the next few days it will assist busy passengers check in their bags. Leo’s arrival at Rio’s busiest airport coincides with the International Brazil Air …

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  • WTM Latin America 2017 to focus on tourism as a tool for development

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    WTM Latin America will be hosting the first Ministerial Round Table on Tourism as a Tool for Development. The agenda will form part of the World Travel Market Latin America 2017, which will take place between 4 – 6 April …

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