Will João Doria be Brazil’s new Macron?

Some compare him to Trump. He’d rather be compared to Michael Bloomberg. Will he be Brazil’s new Macron? Privatize it! The business-friendly mayor of São Paulo João Doria has listed over 50 items to hand over to private management, from the Interlagos Formula 1 track to the art déco Pacaembu soccer stadium. São Paulo is the “city of the world, driving business in Latin America,” he says, and he wants to manage it “like a global, not a provincial city”. IT companies like Cisco have already made donations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the city, but he insists there are no strings attached. “Companies want to help,” he says. “A manager can adopt a different attitude in order to […]


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Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]