Travel industry Archive

Make Your Brazil Carnival Plans Ahead of Time

When there’s a major event in a major city going on, you need to book travel well in advance. When that event is Carnival and it’s in a a city perpetually short on luxury hotels—Rio de Janeiro—it’s even more important to make your plans as far ahead of time as possible. When you think of […]

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Avoiding Holiday Travel Stress in Latin America

Would you like to go somewhere over the Christmas holidays that’s not packed with other travelers? Looking for a holiday travel vacation spot where your flight won’t be double or triple the normal price? Many of the countries in Latin America are filled with Catholics, so Christmas is still a big deal. They celebrate it […]

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Exploring Ecuador and Peru with Marcel Perkins of Latin Trails

We like to highlight companies doing a superlative job in Latin America for upscale travelers. Sometimes you may not have heard of these companies because they’re “inbound” tour companies. You contact someone to book a Galapagos tour, for instance, and a company like Latin Trails is the one actually taking care of you on the […]

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Lots of New Flights to Latin America Coming Soon

You can almost always find some hurdle obstructing tourism growth in parts of Latin America, but if new airline route openings are any indication, the industry is expecting more and more people to head south from the USA and Canada. Recent announcements for new flights have come from airlines based in the USA, Canada, Mexico, […]

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Packing for a Trip to a Zika Virus Mosquito Zone

The mosquito borne Zika virus is more of a worry for residents of those zones than it is for travelers. The main people who have to worry are women who are looking to become pregnant within a year. You can see the whole rundown from the CDC here. Mosquitoes carry plenty of other viruses and […]

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Travel Spotlight on Medellin, Colombia

Have faith downtrodden destinations. You could end up going from “heck no” to “hell yeah” in a couple decades, just like Medellin, Colombia. Tourism there was up 38% year-over-year in 2015. I just finished watching Season 1 of Narcos on Netflix and it’s mind-boggling how far the country and Escobar’s cartel base of Medellin have […]

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