Peru Archive

Avianca Rising in Latin America

I mentioned in our monthly newsletter last month that my Avianca flight to Colombia was another reminder just how far the U.S. airlines have fallen in comparison to most of the international carriers. Avianca made me feel like a passenger again instead of a  number on a spreadsheet to be optimized and squeezed. This matters [...]

A Triple Vote for the Best Hotels in Latin America

Is there a definitive answer on which hotels and resorts are viewed as the best in Mexico, Central America, and South America? Sort of. I’ve said before that there’s a lot of hanky-panky that goes on with “best of” readers polls in magazines. Ballot stuffing is a part of the job when you’ve got a [...]

Sol y Luna Lodge in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Long before all the flashy new hotels opened up in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Sol y  Luna (Sun and Moon) had staked out a spot in Urubamba. Over the years the orginal small lodge mirrored Peru’s tourism industry, expanding and going more upscale as the number of visitors increased. Now Sol y Luna has [...]

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 [...]

Peru’s Inti Raymi Festival with Southwind Adventures

Any time is a great time to be in Cusco, Peru in my opinion, but the dry months of May through September are the most popular for a reason. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area in mid-June, you may get to witness the Inti Raymi Festival. If you want to be sure [...]

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 [...]