Latin American Airlines 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 [...]

Interesting Travel News From Latin America – June 2012

As an editor of a luxury travel blog and webzine, I get inundated with “news” releases that none of you would care about in the slightest, so most go in the virtual trash bin. This week, however, a few items have come down the line that could either impact your future travels or enhance them [...]

Travel News From Mexico: Destinations and Initiatives

I just attended Mexico’s main annual travel trade conference, held this year in Puerto Vallart/Riviera Nayarit and got the scoop on what’s new and important in Mexico Tourism. Despite the drumbeat of negative press, Mexico had a record year for visitors in 2011, with nearly 23 million people arriving from international destinations. The U.S. sent [...]

Latin American Airlines: Interjet

The slogan of Mexican airline Interjet translates to “fly better and more for less.” In my experience, it holds true: the price is right, often as low as Aerobus, but without fee piled upon fee to jack up the final price. The experience is a pleasant surprise as well, with the kind of amenities you [...]

New Tourism Developments in Panama

Our previous blog post pointed to our story on the hot real estate market in Panama City, but what if you just want to visit? Panama has always been an also-ran when it comes to tourism, with the bulk of their inbound arrivals coming for business, not pleasure. The national tourism bureau has not done [...]

Copa Airlines, Take 2

I wrote about Copa Airlines back in 2008, when I flew down to Panama for the MV Discovery Panama Yacht Cruise. Last month I had the opportunity to fly with them once again, this time stopping in Panama City for a while, then continuing down to Lima, Peru. This trip reinforced my feeling that for [...]