“Latin America has some of the best destinations in the world”

Interview with Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas, IHG InterContinental Hotels Group, IHG, is particularly optimistic about markets like Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Costa Rica. Latin Trade interviewed Elie Maalouf, CEO Americas of IHG, during the 2018 South American Hotel Investor Conference, Sahic, in Medellin, Colombia. Maalouf expects travelers from North America to be the key drivers of the South American travel flow for some time. IHG is in 21 countries in Latin America with over 230 hotels and almost 50 under development. Will waves of Chinese and Millennial travel change the Latin America Landscape? Or will these trends miss the region? I don’t think they will skip Latin America. I think all of those factors will come into play. First, the […]


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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 […]