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Best of Latin American Travel

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

Frequent Flier Score Sheet

The perks of elite status vary across airlines, as do the requirements for earning it. This handy guide gives you an at-a-glance rundown.

PORTO ALEGRE

Brazil’s Southern Charm

Car Rental Considerations

Travelers unfamiliar with the challenges of driving in developing countries should carefully weigh all the pros and cons before deciding to rent a vehicle in Latin America.

Expedited Clearance Programs

Stiff requirements, limited options for Latin America Travelers mean they're not always worth the trouble.

Nordelta Tigre

Get lost in river country, just outside Buenos Aires at the delta of the Río de la Plata.

Panama's Free Urgent Medical Care

Free medical care for emergencies a plus for visitors - but only if you enter through Tocumen airport.

Low-Cost Airlines: What's Best Onboard

Discount carriers are in growth mode in Latin America. Here's how to get the best service

El Dorado's New Shine 

Ample customs and immigration space, a high-capacity baggage-processing system and upscale shopping have made Bogotá's international airport one of Latin America's most pleasant.

Delays, Scams and Lax Security at the Caracas Airport 

Plan on extra time and inconveniences when using Venezuela's Maiquetia Airport.

Concierge Class 

Extra amenities, lounge access and other perks are among the reasons that travelers book club-level hotel rooms. Here's a sample of what some properties offer.

Ecuador's New Airport Prepares for Long-Awaited Opening

Feb. 20 opening date set for new Quito airport, which has Latin America's longest runway

Class Conscious

Airlines flying in Latin America offer an array of first and business class travel options. We help you unravel how they differ.

Black Market Currency Trading: Worth the Risk?

Exchanging dollars for local currency in Venezuela and Argentina can make sense, but carefully consider all the options first.

Hotel Dining Steps Up

No longer the sole province of overpriced, under-whelming restaurants, hotels in Latin America are tapping into local flavors and international culture to up their dining game.

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

Monterrey: Insiders' tips for visiting Mexico's northern business hub

From Monterrey native Carlos de Leon, general manager of Puerto Vallarta's Hotel Catedral; Jose Luis Anaya, owner of Monterrey's Photofolio; and Mark Ackerman, national sales manager for Hertz Corporation in Mexico City

When Bad Weather Strikes

Minimize stress and disruption from bad weather and other hassles that can delay flights

Concierges' Secrets: Buenos Aires

Charles Budden and Sebastian Blaser, concierges at the HIlton Buenos Aires in downtown's Puerto Madero area, share their dining, driving and shopping secrets.

Flurry of Airports

Keeping time with regional growth, Latin America renovates its airports and builds new ones

Mexican Air Evolution

Fast-growing airlines are expanding air travel options in Mexico

Puerto Rico heads upscale

The US territory is looking to build more high-end hotels and infrastructure to quell revenue shortages

Cancun for Business Travelers

Mexico’s biggest tourism destination makes a push for the meetings market

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