Colombia Archive

Taca + Lacsa + Aerogal = Avianca

The news came out yesterday that the various brands owned by the merged Avianca/Taca company are going to be combined under one brand. Avianca won out, so the others will go away in 2013. Aerogal will be the last to switch. I picture a bunch of execs in a board room screaming at each other […]

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What’s New In Latin American Travel – 2012/2013

Last week I attended a conference called TravelMart Latin America, which was held in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia. This is an annual meet-up of travel suppliers, tour companies, airlines, hotel companies, and destination tourism offices. It’s most for the buying and selling of travel services, the making of business alliances, but I attended […]

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Heading to Cartagena Next Month

We’ll be attending TravelMart Latin America in Cartagena, Colombia next month to report on what’s new and exciting in the tourism world. This is the premier trade event for tourism boards, hotels, and travel companies operating in Central America and South America. I’ll be looking for new luxury hotels I hadn’t heard about yet and […]

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Our Latest Luxury Tour Story – the Best of Colombia

Prior to now, our only luxury tour story on the ever-more-popular country of Colombia was on the Coffee Triangle region. We’ve remedied that now: first-time contributor Judith Fein gives us the lowdown on a private, customized tour of Colombia’s highlights set up by Adventure Associates. This tour took in the city many people fly to—Bogota—and […]

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Our Most Popular Luxury Travel Stories and Reviews

I’ve run some blog posts before on the most popular luxury hotel reviews on our site and which tour stories are getting the most action. It varies a lot from month to month depending on what’s getting press elsewhere and when it’s vacation time in a specific place. February’s a month when a lot of […]

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Their List, Our Reviews: Best Hotels in Central & South America

The January issue of Condé Nast Traveler has their Gold List, which contains the top hotels in each region based on reader surveys. I don’t tend to trust reader surveys very much since ball0t-stuffing is so rampant. As one experienced hotel PR agency person once said to me, “Most people who are going to take an […]

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