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Competition versus Cooperation and low-cost flights to South America

A New Opportunity for the Commercial and Vacation Traveler from the Oceania Air Hub to South America “Competition is always a good thing, it forces us to do our best while a monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity,” the US writer Nancy Pearcey once said. In Pearcey’s view on the matter, the low-cost airlines…

Airbnb looks to Latin America, now its fastest-growing market

As Airbnb turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want. The home and apartment-rental company said it will collect and remit taxes in Mexico City, the first such arrangement in Latin America. Airbnb will provide 3 per cent of revenue generated…

Airbnb exploring long-term Residential Rentals as an option

Airbnb has quickly become a favourite destination for travellers looking for somewhere to stay on vacation. Now the home-sharing startup is interested in doing the same for people who want to find a place to live. Airbnb is considering an expansion in the long-term rental business and has asked McKinsey & Co. to research the market, said…

Uruguay: Renewable Energy

Uruguay Achieves 96% in Renewable Energy
What a few years ago seemed like a dream in a country with energy shortages, today is a reality. “In 2016, the electricity generation matrix was 96% renewable, with 63% hydro, 25% wind, 7% biomass and 1% photovoltaic. Only 4% of electricity generation was of fossil origin. ” Now, Uruguay exports its surplus energy, with on the spot modality. Since 2005, Uruguay…

Opinion: The 10 biggest Latin America market entry blunders

Over the last 25 years, Americas Market Intelligence senior consultants have led more than 2,000 client engagements in Latin America. Along the way, we have witnessed many a blunder when it comes to entering markets in Latin America. To help companies learn from the mistakes we’ve observed while conducting market research, competitive intelligence…

IMF says Uruguays growth increase is up 700% in 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday says Uruguay’s growth increase is up 700% this year to 0.7%, a substantial increase from the 0.1% estimated in October,  underlining the country’s resilience to the problems of its big neighbors Argentina and Brazil. Uruguay has demonstrated considerable resilience in the face of recessions…