Reflecting the Latin American tech boom

Latin Trade interview with eMerge Americas CEO Xavier Gonzalez When the titanic endeavor started in 2014, many—including the organizers—did not imagine the huge success that eMerge Americas has become. The tech conference, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, garnered 13,000 attendees in 2016, almost 30 percent more than a year earlier, and it is likely that a new record attendance will be marked this June 12 and 13. This year, eMerge Americas will line up a dream team of speakers, including Apple’s Steve Wozniak, Waze’s Uri Levine and Sprint’s Marcelo Claure, to name a few. Latin Trade interviewed Xavier Gonzalez, the CEO of eMerge Americas about his views on the Miami tech ecosystem and his expectations about this year’s […]


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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 […]