Latin America Weekly Trends

Welcome to Latin America Weekly Trends, a regional report that brings information, trends, behavior and the impact of COVID-19 in Latin America.

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2021

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    • Week 1

      • Study results carried out by the Singerman & Makón, show how most Argentines continue with the desire to travel.

      Braztoa, Brazil Tour Operators Association study reinforce the the increase of travel transactions through tour operators services.

      • Ski centers in Chile expect to reopen for the 2021 winter season.

      Colombians from 50 to 54 years old to be vaccinated in Bogota.



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    • Week 2

      Argentine government launched benefits for travel agencies.

      Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency revealed the domestic air fare from January to March presented a retraction of 3.3% compared to the the same period of 2020.

      • In Colombia, since June, Avianca has resumed direct flights from Bogotá to seven international destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Washington, Los Angeles, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Panama City, La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

      • The Ministry of Tourism of the State of Quintana Roo, in Mexico, notified hoteliers that the Federal Government authorized the COVID-19 vaccination for tourism industry workers.

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    • Week 3

      Aerolineas Argentinas will begin flying again to New York City on July 19th.

      Brazil approved the institution of the National Certificate of Immunization and Health Security.

      • In Colombia, Air Europa adds a new direct flight from Madrid to Medellin.

      Mexico received 2.32 million international tourists in April.

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    • Week 4

      Soon.

  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • In Argentina, the demand for flights to Miami grew 40%.

      • WTM Latin America, in Brazil, delivered the 1st Responsible Tourism Award.

      Colombia's main airline Avianca has appointed Adrian Neushauser as its new president and CEO.

      • According to Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a new profile of tourist visiting Mexico.

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    • Week 2

      • Due to the rise in the interest of vaccine tourism among Argentinians, air frequencies from Argentina to the United States will increase in June.

      • The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism celebrates the expansion of Tourist Assistance Centers in the country while it discusses with the US Ambassador a proposal to facilitate the admission of Americans in Brazil.

      • The Undersecretary of Tourism of Chile, José Luis Uriarte, indicated that there could be a recovery in the sector, if the health situation.

      • Tour operators and travel agencies in Colombia offer “vaccination tourism” plans to the United States.

      • New frequencies and routes to the Mexican Caribbean.



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    • Week 3

      Vaccine Tourism is a reality in Latin America.

      • Avianca strengthens its operation to Miami with more than 30 weekly frequencies from Colombia.

      • In the first two months of the year, and for the second consecutive period, the MICE sector in Mexico registered the smallest drop since the beginning of the pandemic.

      • CVC Corp, the biggest tour operator in Brazil, is heading to close May as the best month of 2021.

      Colombia has multiple nominations at the South American level in the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards, considered the “Oscars of Tourism”.

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    • Week 4

      • With a delegation of almost 50 people, Argentina participated at Fitur tradeshow in Spain.

      Brazil is placed as the second most valuable passport in Latin America and the 18th in the globe.

      Chilean President announced the implementation of a "mobility pass" that will allow vaccinated people to have more freedom.

      Colombian travel to the United States has increased due to vaccination tourism.

      • Tianguis, the most important Mexican travel show will be held in November 2021.

      • The Government of Panama launched a Short Stay Visa to stimulate the Remote Worker.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      Argentine government will suspend all regular flights to Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

      • According to the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators, the approval of bill 5638/20, which creates an emergency recovery program for the Tourism and Events sectors, has its approval in the Senate to be finalized soon.

      • Tourism industry in Chile reports avalanche of requests for air tickets reimbursement.

      • The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia launched the Guide of Best Practices in Sustainability aimed at accommodation establishments, travel agencies, restaurants, tourist transport and tourist guides.

      • According to a Booking.com survey, compared to Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, Mexico was found to have the highest number of people who traveled for less than five days.

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    • Week 2

      Argentina international flights will be reordered to have two hours between each flight.

      • Since March 31st, the Digital Gallery of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo has become a great Vaccinometer.

      • According to an analysis carried out by Despegar, there was a growing interest on the part of Mexicans for trips to the United States for Easter Week.

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    • Week 3

      • The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health established a partnership to encourage the use of a vaccination certificate to promote the safe resumption of tourist activities. Topic one…

      • LATAM Airlines Group announced its international flight itinerary for the month of April, departing and arriving at the Santiago de Chile Airport.

      • ProColombia implemented the Tourism Product and Innovation Club with 70 companies in Colombia.

      • The Hotel Association of Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos, in Mexico, has made optimistic forecasts for the summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

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    • Week 4

      • According to a report by Booking.com, tourism leads the post-pandemic priorities, with 73% of Argentines choosing to travel over other options.

      • The Civil Aeronautics of Colombia has approved 32 international and 15 national new routes since the restart of air operations in the country.

      • With almost 42 thousand rooms in operation, the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, in Mexico, reported an occupancy rate of 49% in the first days of April due to the growing influx of domestic tourists.

      • The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism promoted a webinar on the potential of China as a source of tourists to Brazil and the training of Brazilian travel agencies to host this audience.

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    • Week 5

      • The owners of Almundo completed the purchase of 100% of their competitors Avantrip and Biblos in Argentina.

      • The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism and the Brazilian Agency for International Tourism Promotion developed a campaign that promoted domestic tourism from December 2020 to March 2021.

      • According to the Colombian Ministry of Transportation, 10 million passengers have been transported domestic and international since the air transport reactivation began on September 1st, 2020.

      • Under the slogan "Bringing the World Together for Recovery", the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit kicked off in Cancun, Mexico.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      Interamerican and Travel Consul unveiled the results of their third research with tourism professionals in 19 countries, with more than 1,200 respondents.

      • The Brazilian car rental company Localiza, with almost 600 stores spread in South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay), unveiled a profit of US$ 179 million in 2020.

      Colombia was accepted as a member of Traveller Made, one of the world’s leading luxury tourism associations.

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    • Week 2

      • A reflection regarding women´s role.

      • AIR FRANCE KLM confirms the frequencies to and from Argentina during March.

      • An analysis on the Enotourism in Chile.

      Colombian survey held by the National Travel and Tourism Association shows that 80% of respondents intend to travel in 2021.

      • Based on Sabre data, in 2020, Mexico had around 50% of sales recovery, compared to 2019.

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    • Week 3

      • The government of Argentina seeks to increase restrictions for outbound travel.

      • The Brazilian National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance approved amendments to a resolution that defines the measures to be adopted at airports and aircrafts due to the COVID-19.

      • In Chile, from Monday 15th until March 21st, workers of land, air and maritime transport companies may be vaccinated.

      • According to calculations by ProColombia and studies by the Official Aviation Guide of the Airways, Colombia recovered 47% of its international air connectivity.

      • The President of the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism, José Manuel López Campos, warned that the health and safety alert issued by the United States government will affect Mexico's tourist destinations.

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    • Week 4

      Argentina to tighten travel restrictions in order to minimize the possibility of a second wave of the pandemic.

      Brazilian President issued a provisional measure to extend the deadlines related to the postponement and cancellation of services, reservations and events in the sectors of Tourism and Culture.

      Chile tourism sector sticks to the vaccination plan and sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

      • The Colombian government confirmed it will request the Congress to expand the Support for Formal Employment program and tax relief.

      Mexico´s Ministry of Tourism forecasts that 30,400,000 tourists will arrive in the country in 2021, which represents an increase of 23% in comparison with 2020.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      Argentina will strengthen ecotourism and adventure tourism.

      • WTM Latin America, to be held in São Paulo , Brazil has been postponed once again to August 3rd to 5th.

      Colombia launched its strategy “Go home, your best destination” that invites Colombians living abroad to travel back to the country.

      Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport supported the installation of a laboratory, so that passengers and crew of international flights can be tested for COVID-19 (PCR and/or Antigens).

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    • Week 2

      • LAN Argentina announced the definitive cessation of its activities in the country.

      • The Ministry of Tourism of Brazil offered two courses free of charge and more than 47 thousand people enrolled.

      • More than 100 wine companies in Chile continue to manage reservations to receive their visitors with different protocols and sanitary measures.

      • As of February 15th, tourism providers will be able to register to the 40th Anato Trade Show, in Colombia.

      Mexico announce the 2nd Tianguis Turístico Digital, to be held on March 23rd and 24th.

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    • Week 3

      • A new aid package for tourism was announced in Argentina.

      • Carnival, the main holiday in Brazil, was suspended this year almost everywhere to avoid further cases of COVID-19.

      • The tourism unions in Colombia requested a new relief from the National Government.

      • The Government of Chile announced a subsidy plan of US$ 50 billion to aid tourism.

      • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya will open in the Mexican Caribbean in June of this year.

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    • Week 4

      • Face-to-face events are back in Argentina, Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that, as of March 1st, 2021, this type of event will be authorized in the City of Buenos Aires.

      • From now on, Avianca customers with L and XXL rates have the PCR or antigen test service included in the charge in Colombia.

      Aeromexico has been recognized for its hygiene and sanitation protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 2

      • The second half of 2020, especially the end of the year, brought a recovery for airlines in Brazil.

      • The tour operator Travel Impressions Mexico, which belongs to Apple Leisure Group, confirmed that it will close its commercial activities.

      • President Iván Duque sanctioned the new Tourism Law, which includes temporary tax relief for the economic reactivation of the sector in Colombia in 2021.

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    • Week 3

      • The Argentine government foresees new financial bailouts to support the industry.

      • The Colombian travel agencies that are part of the National Association of Travel Agencies presented a reactivation in the commercialization of their services of 21.1% until December 2020.

      Brazil´s Ministry of Tourism signed an agreement with 16 states and the Federal District, totaling an investment of US$ 1.570 million.

      • The government of Quintana Roo, Mexico, decided to implement PCR testing for tourists returning to their home destinations.

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    • Week 4

      Argentine Entrepreneurs in the tourism sector demand assistance from the government to survive.

      • As of January 25th, and as a joint effort with other carriers and the Brazilian Government, Latam airlines reached the mark of 1.4 million vaccines transported, to supply more than twenty states.

      • The Santiago de Chile airport and regional airports in the country had passenger drops of up to 80%.

      • During the last two months of 2020, 67.7% of Colombian Travel Agencies had partial operation, while 24.6% had normal operation and the remaining 7.7% stated that they were temporally closed.

      • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs resumed passport processing in Mexico City and the State of Mexico on January 25th.

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2020

  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Quarantine will no longer be mandatory for Argentines and residents who are abroad and return to the country.

      • The Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies reprogrammed its traditional Anato Tradeshow, which will now be held from April 28th to 30th, 2021 in Corferias (Bogotá).

      • The Mexican low-cost airline, Interjet, once again cancelled all its flights scheduled for December 1st, thus accumulating four consecutive days of shutdown.

      • After São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the City of Salvador in Bahia announced that the traditional Carnival will not take place in February due to the pandemic.

      • Airlines raise expectations for 2021 and LATAM Airlines sets a date for their exit from Chapter 11.

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    • Week 2

      Chile becomes the first country in Latin America to incorporate a digital health pass for American Airlines costumers.

      • The fall of the dollar and of the euro against the Colombian peso has become a favorable factor that encourages travelers to resume their vacations abroad.

      • Tourism associations in the Mexican Caribbean emphatically rejected the proposal to create new taxes and increase existing ones.

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    • Week 3

      Expedia surveyed travelers to understand the impact of the pandemic and what is driving intent in 2021.

      Kayak published a world map with information on borders and COVID-19 related requirements.

      • Beach destinations are among the most sought after to spend Christmas and New Year’s in Argentina.

      • In Colombia, the number of international air reservations to the country shows a consistent recovery.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Interamerican survey: help tourism to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and changed the profiles and habits of travelers in Latin America.

      • LATAM Airlines, one of the major airlines in Latin America has maintained a progressive increase in its operations in the last four months.

      • Despite the various socioeconomic issues tripping up all age groups right now, the spend and value millennials are placing on travel are noticed and already shaping how travel brands ready themselves for 2021.

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    • Week 2

      • After the end of the sales program “Cybermonday”, in Argentina, Tourism is in the top 10 in shopping.

      • The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism started accreditation of agencies interested in receiving Chinese tourists.

      • According to Migración Colombia, in September, 7,280 foreign visitors entered the country, while 17,365 Colombians traveled abroad, mainly to the United States (62%) and Spain (13%).

      • Playa Miramar, in Tamaulipas, Mexico, is the only beach in the country that has a reservation system where you can set the date and time of your visit through the "Compra Tam" app.

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    • Week 3

      • Interamerican and Travel Consul, the leading international travel marketing alliance, released the results of its second survey of the year, which reveals the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the future recovery in global travel distribution.

      • WTM Latin America has announced its new dates in 2021.

      • Despegar announces a recovery in the domestic markets of Brazil and Mexico were credited with improving transactions and bookings from July to September.

      • The decline in the US dollar exchange in Colombia is an opportunity for international travels.

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    • Week 4

      • With 6.5 million rental accommodation on its platform, Booking.com is now requiring the properties to accomplish a minimum cleanliness score of at least 6 up to 10 in ratings.

      • Buenos Aires, the city that is the gateway to Argentina, confirmed the return of national and international tourism, with strict security protocols and testing strategy.

      • On November 22nd, the reopening of the Santiago Airport, in Chile, was made official to allow the entry of non-resident foreigners in the country.

      • The State of Jalisco, Mexico, increased its air connectivity with Central America, South America and the Caribbean thanks to the resumption of operations by Copa Airlines.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Mexico leads the tourism recovery in Latin America, as well as the speed of recovery for Expedia Group in the world.

      • Argentina published a summary of approved international flights during October.

      • Consortium modality is the new bet for the tourist segment in Brazil.

      • Sky Airlines reactivated 100% of its domestic flights in Chile and will resume trips to Brazil and Peru in October.

      • Colombian travel agencies reported greater commercialization of packages to destinations such as Cancun, Punta Cana, Miami and Orlando.



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    • Week 2

      • With no date yet confirmed, international flights in Argentina might return as of October 15th.

      • Despegar.com announced that 100% of the Best Day purchase was completed.

      • According to the Central Bank, Brazilians spent US$ 267 million abroad in August, the lowest figure since 2004.

      • Aeromexico's restructuring is progressing well and the Mexican Aviator Pilots' Union will defend its members responsibly.

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    • Week 3

      • The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association reported that airlines operating in the region carried 6.35 million passengers in August, the highest volume of travelers since the beginning of the pandemic.

      • The airline industry has begun its recovery. After months of operating at minimum capacity, SKY Airline, from Chile, announced that it will resume flights from all its domestic destinations and reactivate its routes to Brazil and Peru.

      • The Court for the Southern District of New York, in the United States, finally approved the US$ 1 billion financing for Grupo Aeromexico, granted by Apollo Global Management.

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    • Week 4

      • Starting Monday, October 19th, international flights returned to Argentina. Foreign airlines that want to operate regularly can already do so, but only fulfilling certain sanitary requirements and only to transport Argentines.

      • The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics released a report on the tourism sector activity in Brazil. It shows a growth of 19,3% in August compared with the previous month, the fourth consecutive monthly increase.

      • The new reality of hotels in Chile shows that, more than bags and suitcases, now masks, alcohol gel and various restrictions are in command.

      • Colombia’s travel agencies were included in the Formal Employment Support Program after the conciliation report was approved by the Senate of the Republic.

      • The Mexican Caribbean already receives practically full (with more than 90% of its capacity) flights from Europe.

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    • Week 5

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      •Argentine borders to be reopened for tourists coming from Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile.

      •The Colombian Association of Travel Agencies stated that 80% of the agencies have resumed the commercialization of their services.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Domestic flights could be reactivated in October in Argentina.

      • Latam Airlines announced its flight schedule for the month of September.

      • Colombia reactivates its tourism sector.

      • Research shows that travelers are more interested now in having medical assistance.

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    • Week 2

      • Costa Cruises canceled its 2020/2021 season in South America.

      • Argentina is ready for the return of domestic and international regular flights as of October 1st.

      • The Forum of Hotel Operators in Brazil released a report on Hotel Availability Offer.

      • Copa, SKY, Aeromexico and Aeromar airlines have news for its Latin-American clients.

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    • Week 3

      • Even though in Argentina the return of regular international flights have not yet been confirmed, different airlines are already promoting discounted tickets.

      • According to Omnibees, Brazil has today only 51.58% of the reservations it had in January, but there are regions already with levels similar to pre-pandemic ones.

      • During the first week of reactivation of domestic flights in Colombia, Avianca reported an encouraging balance sheet.

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    • Week 4

      • For the first time in 25 years, the major trade show FIT Argentina 2020 was suspended.

      • One of the major traditional tour operators in Brazil – MGM – suspended operations.

      • Chile is the only country in Latin America to exhibit the highest per capita air travel rate.

      • The Colombian Government excluded the VAT from tourist packages for one additional year.

      • The tenth edition of the "Buen Fin", in Mexico, is confirmed and represents a key opportunity to reactivate the tourism sector through promotions and discounts.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • The Federal Senate in Brazil has just approved Provisional Measure 948, which establishes rules for the cancellation and rescheduling of services, reservations, and events in the cultural and tourism sectors. This is an enormous achievement to the travel segment.

      • According to a recent sectoral study led by the Colombia´s Association of National Travel and Tourism Agencies, a high percentage of the companies surveyed expect a revival from September and 65% feel optimistic.

      • Enthusiasm for the sale of tickets during the "Hot Sale" both to fly within the country and abroad caught Aerolineas Argentinas positively by surprise.

      • Even continuing to fly to all secondary markets, by the end of 2020, Gol Airlines will resume about 80% of frequencies and domestic destinations.

      • From August 14th, Copa Airlines will be able to make pilot flights from Tocumen airport to some cities in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

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    • Week 2

      • Due to the pandemic situation, Emirates Airlines suspends its flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.

      • Check out Brazil Tour Operators Association, BRAZTOA survey made in June, 2020 about the tour operators commercial aspect after the pandemic.

      • Looking for the return of air activity in Colombia from September 1st, 15 airports already are certified by the Civil Aeronautics.

      • After five months, Aerolineas Argentinas confirmed to fly to New York again with two frequencies, on August 20th and 27th.

      • The states of Colima, Durango and Zacatecas joined the list of Mexican destinations that obtained the Global Security Seal awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

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    • Week 3

      • According to Expedia, 20% of Mexican travelers search for beach escapes during August and September.

      • Argentina and Mexico are betting on the production of the vaccine against COVID-19.

      • Due to the pandemic, WTM Latin America announced the 2020 event postponement to April 6th to 8th, 2021, in São Paulo.

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    • Week 4

      • Hotelbeds, announced a new strategic agreement with Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest accommodation franchisors.

      • Take a look at the factors affecting Argentineans future travel consumption decisions from Singerman & Makon study.

      • Air Europa suspends operations to some Latin American countries during the month of September.

      • Grupo Xcaret from Mexico was awarded the Travellers' Choice Award (formerly known as the Certificate of Excellence).

      • Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council assures the Mexican Caribbean is recovering, with an accumulated 40% against 2019.

      • ABAV, Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies opened registration for the Abav Collab. The hybrid event will take place from September 27th to October 2nd.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Interamerican survey results from Brazil, Argentina and Chile show the travel trends.

      • GOL airlines sent travel agencies a provisional schedule with expected flights starting on September 1st from Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba cities to São Paulo and Rio, in Brazil.

      • World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), reinforces the rapid recovery of the tourism sector and the economy of the countries will depend on the coordination of public-private actions.

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    • Week 2

      • Check a deeper look into the results for Colombia, Peru and Mexico from the research conducted by Interamerican Network in June with 1,200 consumers in Latin America about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the travelers' travel plans.

      • According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 10.4% of the funds that are mobilized globally belong to the travel market. 319 million jobs are absorbed in the world.

      • BRATZOA (Brazil Association of Tour Operators) launches results of its latest survey conducted among its members on “COVID-19: Impacts on the Management of Tour Operators – May 2020”.

      • President Bolsonaro of Brazil tests positive for COVID-19.

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    • Week 3

      • Interamerican Network released a paper with the complete data gathered in the research led by the agency with almost 1.200 final consumers from Latin America in June.

      • The Ministry of Tourism of Brazil invested R$ 201.9 million (US$ 37.4 million) in revitalization of 443 touristic areas during the first half of 2020.

      • ANATO, Colombian Association of Travel Agencies, revealed the results of a second survey on the post-COVID-19 traveler.

      • According to the Panorama of Tourism Activity in Mexico, almost US$ 3 billion (-32.7%) did not enter from international tourism in Mexico during the first quarter of 2020.

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    • Week 4

      • Mabrian studied the Security Perception Index of the foreign traveler regarding Mexico.

      • IATA carried out a survey to find out what makes travelers uneasy when they fly and when they expect to fly again.

      • Interamerican Network and the Rio Grande do Norte State Promotion Company are conducting a research to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.

      • The market was caught by surprise with rumors of a possible merger between Latam and Azul, two of the main airlines in Brazil.

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    • Week 5

      • Through the “Hot Sale” period, Argentine tourism seeks to reactivate itself with offers, discounts of between 30% to 60% and up to 18 monthly payments.

      • The Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil and Embratur (Brazilian Agency for Tourism International Promotion) join efforts to promote the “Agribusiness Tourism” segment.

      • After the successful pilot flight in Colombia, the National Association of Travel and Tourism (Anato) requested the approval of more air routes.

      • The City of Rio de Janeiro and Riotur suspended the traditional New Year's Eve party at Copacabana Beach and throughout the city. The Mayor of the City of São Paulo announced the postponement of Carnival 2021, due to the uncertain scenario caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      • Mexico Travel Impressions presents a complete "Travel Guide", which emerged from a survey to find out the needs of their clients - travel agents - on the new normal.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Interamerican Network, the Brazilian news website Catraca Livre, the Peruvian publication Infotur, the Argentinean portal Boardingpax and the Mexican association Confetur established a partnership and launched a survey on tourism and COVID-19. The analysis will measure the impacts and the perspectives after the pandemic and the result will show reliable sources for companies and travelers to get ready and resume plans in Latin America, post- pandemic. Respondents interested to participate can access the survey form until June 15.

      • Interamerican Network launches a series of webinars targeting the travel agent in Latin America. The main goal is to share communications, marketing and public relations technics to the travel agent reality.

      • The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of the Global Safety Stamp.

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    • Week 2

      • This is the last week to participate in the survey on tourism and COVID-19 launched by Interamerican Network and its partners across Latin America.

      • Ricardo Roman Jr., Vice-President at Interamerican and President at ABIH (Brazilian Association of Hotel Industry – Sao Paulo Chapter), gave an interview to Radio Jovem Pan and informed that the resumption of the segment should be slow.

      • The Colombian National Association of Travel and Tourism (ANATO) published the results of its first survey aimed at the final consumer on “Travel Trends COVID-19”. Among the conclusions, it was highlighted that 29% of those surveyed consider traveling in 2020.

      • Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 25th edition of the International Tourism Fair in Buenos Aires (FIT) has been reprogrammed for December 12 to 15.

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    • Week 3

      • The global travel marketing alliance Travel Consul, released the results of a global survey on the impact and outlook of the COVID-19 outbreak with travel distribution partners.

      • A slight rebound in the demand for tickets began and several foreign airlines announced the return of their flights to Argentina.

      • Colombia's wholesalers are promoting beach destinations to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, with attractive hotel offers in the Palace, Palladium, AM Resorts and RIU.

      • The South American OTA Despegar.com confirmed the agreement to acquire the Mexican firm Best Day Travel Group.

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    • Week 4

      • Interamerican Network survey with final consumers from Latin America.

      • Travel Consul global survey with the travel trade.

      • The Security Perception Index and the Air Connectivity in Brazil, data from our partner Mabrian.

      • LATAM Airlines to stop flying in Argentina.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
    • Week 1

      • Study made in Brazil detected that from the 15 segments surveyed, only 2 are expected to see an increase in consumption: travel and home renovation.

      • Rappi, the delivery company, recently opened in Colombia "Rappi Travel" as one business unit, which means that from now on people can do a reservation and buy their trips from their cell phones.

      • Hoteliers in Cancun, Mexico have launched a campaign to revive the industry with 2 × 1 offers on tour packages as well as contests through social media where the winners will receive courtesies to visit the destination.

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    • Week 2

      • Danielle Roman, President & CEO at Interamerican, participated at a webinar conducted by Hostways where she reflected about the impact of 9/11 versus Covid in NYC.

      • Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates have signed a trans-American Joint Venture Agreement.

      • Second largest airline in Latin America, Avianca files for bankruptcy.

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    • Week 3

      • South America emerges in the MICE segment.

      • Brazil government announces measures to boost the travel sector with a provision of a credit of R$ 5 billion (USD 850Mi) and the launch of the “Protected Tourist”.

      • Brazilian airlines, Azul, Gol and Latam, accepted the financial aid model proposed by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

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    • Week 4

      • Interamerican Network and Mabrian, a Big Data-company specialized on the travel sector partner to offer Big Data for Latin American destinations and travel companies.

      • Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro vetoed the article of Provisional Measure 907 which set the Withholding Income Tax rate at 6% on the amounts sent abroad by tourism agencies, until the limit of R$ 20 thousand per month.

      • Latin America is shaken by the announcement of LATAM´s file for judicial recovery in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States.

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  • Latin America Weekly Trends
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    • Week 3

      • Interamerican launches in Latin America the #TogetherInTravel campaign created by Hills Balfour for WTTC, World Travel & Tourism Council.

      • Invited by Brasilturis, a Brazilian travel trade publication, Danielle Roman, President & CEO at Interamerican shares her impression on home office working format and she sends an inspiring message to the travel sector.

      • According to ABAV, Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies the cost-benefit equation that balanced price x convenience, should gain a new factor of influence on travel consumption: “security” which will re-position travel agencies in the travel scenario.

      • FAEVYT, Argentine Federation of Associations of Travel and Tourism Companies together with the government issued a resolution on the emergency assistance program for work and production which states a complementary salary at 50% of the salary for the entire private sector.

      • Downloads of Chilean apps about the country's tourism and gastronomy are increasing amid pandemics. One of them, Chile 360, was even highlighted by publications by Forbes and The New York Times.

      • ANATO, the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, are already preparing to plan actions that lead to a quick but responsible recovery of the industry to re-start.

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    • Week 4

      • Due to the COVID 19, the President of Brazil announced on April 28, the closure of borders for international flights for 30 days. Foreigners will not be allowed to enter the country by air during this period.

      • Travel agencies in Argentina started selling packages for 2021. Argentines are already encouraged to search and even purchase tickets and packages starting on December 2019.

      • WTTC seeks support for tourism with G20 as they are the only ones with the necessary power to influence and promote a coordinated effort for the recovery and preservation of the sector.

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