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On the same track?

The Top 40 Foreign Companies kept the same general direction of their local counterparts, but did better.

A look at the new world

New areas of opportunity, new trends, the impact of millennials. Latin America, from the vantage point of Osvaldo V. Librizzi, co-president of the Americas for Starwood, and Craig Smith, president for the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott.

Peru: Tourism Growth Champion

LBC’s latest Latin Tourism Index shows Peru experienced the strongest y.o.y. growth in tourist arrivals in 2013.

Best of Latin American Travel

Hotels, meeting spaces and issues of interest in the region's top business destinations.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

Increased difficulty in hiring new employees was the main factor in the declines.

Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

LBC publishes its annual list of the top business women – this year expanded to include 50 names.

The Mexican Big Bang  

A “Big Bang, the establishment of a new Mexico,” is how the newly appointed head of ProMéxico, Francisco Gonzalez Diaz describes this moment for Latin America’s second largest economy.

Marriott plans to double its LatAm presence in two years

Marriott President for Latin America Craig Smith predicts strong growth for Latin America in the coming years.

Where is Hyatt headed?

The chain plans to nearly double its hotel presence in Latin America, spearheaded by the Hyatt Place brand for business travelers. Where will the expansion take place

How Safe is Mexico?

How does the drug violence really affect business and tourism in Mexico?

Latin America: IHG Top Hotel Chain

UK-based IHG has the largest number of rooms in Latin America, followed by Sol Melia from Spain.

Latin Tourism: Colombia Grows Most

Uruguay overall champion of tourism in Latin America, according to the Latin Tourism Index.

Mexico Tourism: Strong Decline 

International tourism receipts in Mexico will decline by 16 percent in dollar terms in 2009.

Latin America Helps Barcelo

Spanish hotel group Barcelo sees volatile results in Latin America this year, but expects better times next year.

Latin America Tourism: 2009 Winners & Losers

Winners and losers in 2009 receipts and arrivals.

Dominican Republic Starts to Recover

The Dominican Republic is starting to see signs of recovery, leading to more optimism among local and foreign investors.

Tourism Receipts & GDP (2009)

2009 receipts and GDP in millions of dollars

Latin America Tourism: Panama, Uruguay, DR Lead

Panama leads in arrival growth, while Uruguay grows most in receipts. The Dominican Republic remains the top per capita earner.

Tourism Arrivals and Population (2009)

2009 arrivals and population in thousands

Panama's Hotel Boom

Panama is seeing an hotel boom, both in and outside of Panama City, for both business and leisure travelers.

Latin American Tourism: 2009 Receipts (Ranking)

International tourism receipts in millions of US dollars.Change 08/09.

Latin America Tourism: 2009 Arrivals (Ranking)

International arivals in thousands. Chnage 08/09.

Latin America Tourism: 2008 Winners & Losers

Winners and losers in 2008 receipts and arrivals.

Medical Tourism: Good Prospects

What are Latin America's prospects for medical tourism? Three experts share their insights.

Latin American Tourism: 2008 Receipts (Ranking)

International arrival receipts in millions of US dollars.

Cartagena Tourism Grows 

Colombia’s resort city Cartagena is becoming a growing attraction for everyone from Bill Clinton to Ivanka Trump.

Latin America Tourism: 2008 Arrivals (Ranking)

International arivals in thousands.

Gutierrez: Don't Ease Cuba Travel

The Obama Administration should not ease travel restrictions until Cuba makes real changes, some experts say.

Tourism Receipts & GDP (2008)

2008 receipts and GDP in millions of dollars.

Mexico Tourist Areas Safe, Hotels Say

Hotel and tourism officials in Mexico say the country's tourism areas are safe - and get backing from U.S. officials.

Tourism Arrivals and Population (2008)

2008 arrivals and population in thousands.

The U.S. Crisis and Latin America

There is growing concern about the U.S. crisis hitting Latin America, but also some good news about the region's overall outlook.

Latin Travel Boosts Marriott

Travel within Latin America is boosting Marriott's business in the region.

Latin Tourism: The Driver

Tourism is by far the best export for Latin American countries. All the money spent in the country is spread across the board to individuals and firms.

Latin America: Record Tourism

Latin America registers another record year in arrivals and receipts, with Panama and Uruguay leading growth.

The Truth About Panama's Tourism

There is a wide disparity between the perception of tourism in Panama and the reality.

Honduras Boosts Tourism

Honduras aims to boost tourism arrivals and revenues through improved infrastructure and more international recognition.

Tourism Receipts & GDP

2007 receipts and GDP in billions of dollars.

Grupo Posadas: Strong Expansion

Organic growth, new hotels and more franchising is helping boost revenues and income at Grupo Posadas.

Latin America Tourism: 2007 Arrivals (Ranking)

International arivals in thousands.

Punta del Este Real Estate Grows

Punta del Este is seeing more demand from Brazilians and more supply from international groups.

Latin American Tourism: 2007 Receipts (Ranking)

International arrival receipts in millions of US dollars.

Mexico Real Estate Q&A

Latin Business Chronicle asks leading experts about the outlook for Mexico's real estate sector.

Latin American Tourism: 2007 Visitors & Receipts (By Country)

International visitors in thousands. International tourism receipts in millions of US dollars.

Mexico Real Estate: Positive Outlook

Mexico's real estate sector will continue to grow thanks to growing investment and demand, experts say.

InterContinental Grows in Latin America 

Central America and Venezuela - along with growing franchises - help boost InterContinental's Latin America revenues.

Tourism Winners: El Salvador and Panama

El Salvador and Panama are the big winners in Latin American tourism. Bolivia and Brazil are the top losers.

Costa Rica: Bahia Escondida Targets US

Affluent U.S. sports fishermen are among the key the target audience of Bahia Escondida, the new resort underway in Costa Rica.

Dominican Republic: Next Riviera?

Will Roco Ki help build the Dominican Republic into the next Mexican Riviera? Prominent designer Richard Knorr thinks so.

Latin American Tourism: 2006 Receipts (Ranking)

All figures in thousands of US dollars.

Hilton Expands in Latin America

Hilton posts strong growth in South America, including Venezuela.

Costa Rica Real Estate: Strong Outlook

Costa Rica's real estate boom continues. Supply will explode, but the country will be able to absorb it thanks to continued popularity, experts say.

Dominican Real Estate: Sizzling Hot

The Dominican real estate sector - already highly competitive - heats up with Donald Trump entering the fray.

Tourism: Costa Rica Most Competitive

Venezuela is now among the least-competitive tourism markets in Latin America.

Radisson Expands in Latin America

The US hotel chain is boosting its presence in Latin America through new hotels in Brazil and Chile.

Central American Tourism Boom

Latin America is setting a new record in international arrivals, led by Central America. But major markets like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are also seeing healthy growth.

Colombia Tourism Grows

Helped by improved security, Colombia is seeing a strong increase in international tourist arrivals. Overall, Latin America set a new tourism record last year. Guatemala grew most, Ecuador the least.

Latin Tourism Positive Outlook

Despite a wave of hurricanes in the Caribbean, Latin American tourism is expected to post overall growth this year, thanks to a strong first half and significant growth in Mexico and South America.

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