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The improvement in the business climate is not the same for everyone
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The survey of the Travel Agency with more than half a thousand businessmen and officials of the sector reveals an improvement in the mood of the activity. But the average hides the weakest 2017 assessments and the weakest expectations for 2018 from receptive operators. A remarkable contrast to the euphoria of those who depend on the emissive. What unites everyone on the same front is the claim against the fiscal backpack and the low profitability.
The survey of more than 1,000 people involved in the actual activity was carried out by the La Agencia de Viajes on the occasion of its 29th Anniversary. is a valuable contribution to measuring the sectoral mood already fulfilled halfway through the mandate of Cambiemos.
A superficial glance at the family photo shows 57% more smiles than last year when it comes to evaluating 2016 (46%). Almost half of them even believes that 2018 will be a little bit or a lot better. But one can fall into a mirage if one tries to define on this basis the events and expectations of the various segments of action, since it is known that "on average the dwarves drown". And the en-survey of La Agencia de Viajes shows just how heterogeneous the results of the last two years have been, of clearly there are winners and losers.
THE PRISMS OF 2017.
The glass of 2017 shines brighter than that of the opaque 2016. In fact, under the uniform light of the 540 respondents, the results for 2017 for companies/destinations are positive for May.
· 46% rated it as a good year and 11% as very good. In average, 31% defined it as regular and only one in 10 said it was a bad cycle (for 2% it was directly very bad). That average is very similar to that of the 275 retail agencies that responded to the call, of which 56% raised their thumbs the year they left.
Of course, the light that reflects the prism of 2017 is very different when it is subjected to the point of view of an entrepreneur working in the emitting segment than when it is made receptive.
· To graph it out, 68% of the receptive tour operators rated 2017 as bad and only 3 each rated it as good or very good. On the other hand, for the thirty organizations, representations and/or hotels of foreign destinations that participated in the survey, the year had its own light: 40% said it was very good (only 3% of the national hotels and incoming operators received the same rating) and 33% good.
No one can be surprised by such a contrast in smoke if we consider that in the last eight years the departure of Argentines abroad via Ezeiza and Aeroparque has increased by 96%, while the arrivals of foreigners have increased with the handbrake on.
When measuring the confidence indiators in 2018, there is moderate optimism in all segments: 38% believe it will be a little better than in the past and 9% are encouraged to predict a much better one. Thirty-eight percent of them are confident that it will remain stable and 14 percent believe it will be even worse than 2017.
Once again, the general data does not precisely define the mood of the actors, but it is with the analysis of each segment that the spirit is trans-parented.
· In this sense, history repeats itself: the most somber humour comes from those who work in receptive tourism. For example, half of all incoming operators expect the situation to be neutral (35%) or worse (12%), while only 3% of agencies, representatives and/or hotels in foreign destinations expect a decline compared to 2017 (23% believe it will improve a lot and 30% a little).
But not everything is yin-yang between emissive and receptive. The recovery of internal tourism in 2017 (which surpassed the record number of travellers and overnight stays in 2011) was evident in the minds of workers and service providers in domestic destinations. Not only because more of the mi-tad rated last year as good or very good, but also because they are among the most optimistic for 2018. Six out of 10 lenders and half of the hotels believe there will be an improvement in their business.
IT'S THE TAXES, STUPID.
Former President Bill Clinton's reversed phrase applies well to understanding that, above all other problems, the biggest concern of tourism entrepreneurs is taxes.
For more than 70% of the 275 retail travel agencies, internal costs and its sister, the physical backpack, is one of the two main ghosts of business. In fact, for 43% the principal. Of all things, it should not be disregarded that for 3 out of 10 agencies the number one concern is the fall in consumption from the competition of foreign websites or direct sales. Both of these are also reflected in tour operators.
But where the problem of the tax burden and the fall in profitability enjoy a monopoly among all the pro-blematics is in those who work in the destinations.
· For 66%, this is the main issue to be resolved by the authorities, while for the suppliers it reveals six out of ten.
In the case of national public organisms, the main risk is the fall in consumption (59%), while for more than a few hotels and representatives of foreign destinations, the fear is the country's exchange rate and economic volatility.
This sector is the key driver of job creation worldwide.
In the framework of the G20 Tourism Ministers' meeting being held in the city of Buenos Aires, chaired by Argentina, a far-reaching declaration was made together with invited States, representatives of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), with special focus on the role of Tourism in sustainable development, as an engine for employment across the globe, as well as in promoting strong growth - sustainable, balanced and inclusive - in the sector at the global level, as a basis for decent work, sustained growth and the well-being of societies.
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They will be from Cordoba to Miami and from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles.
By 2035, Latin America and the Caribbean will register a total of 638 million passengers. Similarly, it will contribute some US$ 380 billion to the regional GDP by that date. This is double the number of registered users in 2015: about 298 million, the year in which the contribution to GDP reached US$ 176 billion. The data was provided by Marcelo Pedroso, IATA's Director of Industry Relations for Brazil. The executive wondered whether the region is ready for such an expansion. "There is a great need to regulate the aviation industry in one fundamental area, which is safety. But regulation in trade matters makes no sense. Airlines must be malleable in order to format products and offer them to different types of customers," he said.
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The approval of the open skies agreement between the United States and Brazil, agreed by former presidents Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama, by the Senate of Brasilia, has generated the support and backing of the main market players. American Airlines President and CEO Doug Parker said, "American has long advocated this. "Open skies agreements have been shown to increase travel choice and improve competition, resulting in greater benefits for consumers and a positive impact on economic growth. American applauds the actions of the Brazilian Congress to approve this open skies agreement with the United States," Parker added. On the other hand, David Neeleman, founder and president of the Brazilian company Azul, "will generate more synergies on our part with United", with whom they are developing a Joint Business Agreement (JBA). It should be remembered that the Chicago-based airline owns 5% of Azul.
Source: Aviacion News
According to Kayak, Argentina is the country with the highest growth of research and tourist potential in Latin America.
Argentine passengers are betting more and more on national destinations although Miami, Madrid and Punta Cana are still the most sought after cities for travel.
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Strong growth in outbound and inbound tourism, but at different rates
The first official statistics of the year showed a continuity of the dynamics of 2017, interesting rates of recovery of the receptive tourism and much higher figures of the outbound tourism.
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Organized by IATA on April 4 and 5, the tenth edition of Wings of Change, one of the most important aviation conferences in Latin America and the Caribbean, will be held in Santiago, Chile. It usually brings together leading experts to review the state of aviation in the world and the region. Organized jointly with ALTA under the theme "Celebrating the Magic of Aviation", the program includes conferences and round tables on infrastructure issues, the economic value of aviation, the growth of low-cost airlines in the Americas, industry regulation and harmonization, consumer protection and a vision of the future passenger experience. IATA.
The Ministry of Transport provided clarifications this Monday on the works being undertaken, along with Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, at the country's main airport. According to Guillermo Dietrich, the airport will have for the first time a single terminal with all its integrated sectors, so there will be a single departure building and a single arrival building. Ezeiza will grow four times its size, going from the current 58,400 m2 to 217,230 m2. Boarding gates will go from 27 to 52; check-in counters from 132 to 138, but self-check-in machines will quadruple (from 32 to 138), there will be five new luggage conveyors, the number of garages will increase by 53% and there will be 4 times as many aircraft positions, which will increase the airport's operational capacity. In the meantime, the construction of the new control tower is progressing, and work has already begun to repair the main runway, repair its taxiways and the marker system, and rebuild the junction between it and the secondary runway, which was rebuilt last year.
Latam airlines inaugurated its first flight to Costa Rica with which the country became the first Central American destination in which the airline raids.
On February 16, Lester Sola was appointed Director and Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. He will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation airports (GA) in Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in commercial revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA leads the way, handling more than 44 million passengers and over two million tons of cargo a year, placing it among the most active international passenger and cargo airports in the United States.
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ORLANDO, FL. – Brazilian travelers are coming to Orlando and Central Florida in record numbers. Bouncing back from its nationwide economic hardships, Brazilian travel to Central Florida is poised to reach an all-time high in 2018. A Reuters’ poll in October forecast that Brazil’s GDP would grow from 0.7 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, citing growth in local demand, continuing improvement in household spending and increases in investments and capital expenditure. "Brazil is back! And this resurgence from our third largest international market brings a welcomed boost to the local economy," says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "With the recent additional seats from Brazil, the projected economic impact for 2018 is nearly $1 billion, up 111% from 2013." GOL’s new service along with LATAM’s upcoming service to Fortaleza, and capacity increases by Azul and Delta, have helped the number of nonstop seats from Brazil to Orlando reach an all-time high of 486,000 for 2018
Brazil MCO Statistical Data: Scheduled seats from Brazil to Orlando for this year is 486 thousand, a new record. The previous record high was 361 thousand set prior to the Brazilian recession.
Number of airlines serving Brazil from MCO: 4
Azul · Delta · GOL · LATAM
Number of destinations served in Brazil: 7
BSB(Brasilia)- GOL (Nov 4) -
CNF(Belo Horizonte)- Azul
FOR(Fortaleza) GOL (Nov 4), LATAM (July 5)
GIG-(Rio de Janeiro) - LATAM
GRU (Sao Paulo) - Delta, LATAM
REC(Recife) - Azul
VCP(another Sao Paulo airport) - Azul
Basic MCO information: With more than 44.6 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. The airport is centrally located and within a two hour drive for 60 percent of the state's residents. MCO has more than 21,000 employees and generates in excess of $31 billion in revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide design concept known as The Orlando Experience®
For more information please contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055. Orlando International Airport | One Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32827-4399 For further information contact the Office of Public Affairs | P (407) 825-2055 | F 407-825-3100 orlandoairports.net | “facebook.com/flymco”
The number of Argentines departing abroad by air totalled 4.5 million in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 17.7%. In other words, there were 600,000 more exits abroad than in 2016.
According to data provided by ANAC, during 2017 Brazilian airlines carried 98,984,771 passengers during 2017, adding national and international flights. The result is an increase of 2.93% over the previous year. There were 8,357,924 passengers on international flights to and from Brazil (+11.7%), and 90,626,847 passengers on domestic flights (+2.2%). In the latter market Gol achieved a share in RPK (passenger-kilometers paid) of 36.2% (+ 0.5%), Latam had 32.6% (-6.2%), Azul 17.8% (+ 4.5%) and Avianca 12.9% (+ 12.8%). In the international market, the participation of Brazilian companies grew by 12% in RPK, while the offer grew by 10.6% in ASK.