McDonald’s Happy Meal Gets Healthy Revamp in Latin America

Happy Meals with more fruits and vegetables, and less fats, sodium and added sugars are the main changes that Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, has announced to the classic children’s’ menu across Latin America*. Each Happy Meal will be less than 600 calories from different food groups and is designed to be a nutritionally balanced meal for children, the company said in a statement. Changes to the Happy Meal began in 2011, making Arcos Dorados the first fast food chain operator  to implement nutritional improvement initiatives. Changes since 2011 to the Happy Meal include items such as yoghurts, apples and cherry tomatoes. This year, the new Happy Meal options will include apple purée and fruit juices with […]


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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 […]