Rising Above the Floods: Porto Alegre’s Airport Sets Reopening Timeline
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by Iolanda Fonseca
2h ago
The Salgado Filho Airport in Brazil’s Porto Alegre, out of action since early May, is gearing up for a phased reopening. This comes after devastating rains and floods wreaked havoc across Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. Minister of Ports and Airports, Silvio Costa Filho, announced a staged return to service beginning ..read more
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Significant Growth for Rio’s Galeão Airport
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by RT Staff Reporters
18h ago
Flight restrictions at downtown Rio’s Santos Dumont Airport have catapulted Galeão International into a new league. Located in Rio’s northern zone, Galeão has morphed from the tenth to the fourth busiest airport in Brazil. In May alone, it welcomed 1.01 million passengers, a dramatic jump from 586,600 the previous September. This growth—72.5% since September 2023—reflects ..read more
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Europe’s Battle with Overtourism: A Crisis at Every Corner
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by Iolanda Fonseca
2d ago
Europe leads as the most visited continent, attracting millions annually. Yet, this popularity fuels local discontent as cityscapes morph into tourist havens. Venice epitomizes this struggle. Home to about 49,000 locals, it reels in under 20 million tourists a year. Residents now take drastic measures, like squatting in apartments, to protest a tourism-induced housing crisis ..read more
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Chile’s Tierra Atacama: Crowned the Best Resort in South America
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by Adele Cardin
4d ago
Tierra Atacama, part of the Tierra Hotels chain, has emerged as the leading resort in South America since its inception in 2007. This chain also includes properties in Patagonia and Chiloé, renowned for their architecture that beautifully complements their natural settings. Chile’s Atacama Desert, among the driest places on Earth, is famed for its landscapes ..read more
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Venezuela’s Tourism Surge: Over One Million Visitors in Six Months
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by Juan Martinez
1w ago
In the first half of this year, Venezuela welcomed 1.09 million international tourists, marking a significant increase from previous years. Minister of Tourism Alí Padrón reported that this growth illustrates a steady recovery in Venezuela’s tourism sector. Last year, 600,000 international visitors arrived during the same period. This year’s numbers show a remarkable improvement. Throughout ..read more
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Brazil’s Porto Alegre Airport Restarts Passenger Services
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by The Rio Times
1w ago
On July 15, Porto Alegre’s Salgado Filho International Airport will again welcome passengers for boarding and disembarking. For the past month and a half, these processes were relocated to a shopping center in nearby Canoas, with flights taking off from a military base. This was a temporary solution while Salgado Filho coped with damage from ..read more
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Atacama’s Awakening: The Desert That Flowers
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by Adele Cardin
1w ago
In Chile’s Atacama, the driest desert on Earth, an extraordinary event unfolds sporadically. Known as the “Flowering Desert,” this phenomenon occurs when unexpected rain showers—often linked to El Niño—revive seeds that have been dormant for decades. Suddenly, the barren sands burst into a vibrant display of yellows, oranges, and pinks, transforming the landscape dramatically. The ..read more
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More Latam Flights Connect South America and Australia
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by The Rio Times
1w ago
Latam Airlines will increase flights between Santiago, Chile, and Melbourne, Australia, from December 2023 to March 2025. This change boosts the current three weekly flights to four. Starting December 1, the Santiago-Melbourne route will use a Boeing 787-9 on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. This expansion will allow Latam to transport approximately 37,000 passengers during ..read more
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Potential Azul-Gol Merger Could Happen Within Months
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by RT Staff Reporters
1w ago
Recent reports indicate that Azul (AZUL4) is preparing to propose a merger with Gol (GOLL4) within the next three months. This move could significantly reshape Brazil’s aviation market. The merger proposal, set for New York bankruptcy court, follows talks with Gol and Avianca’s main shareholder, Abra Group. The backdrop to this potential merger involves Azul ..read more
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Skyward Surge: Global Air Travel Demand Climbs 11% in May
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by Adele Cardin
2w ago
In May, the skies were busier than ever, with global air passenger demand soaring by 10.7%, as reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This increase is significant against the backdrop of May last year. Airlines added more seats, pushing up total capacity by 8.5%. Consequently, the load factor—a measure of how full flights ..read more
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