2010 September

September 2010

Flights to and from Ecuador have been suspended after demonstrators stormed the Quito airport. The demonstrators are primarily police and soldiers objecting to a measure passed by congress last night that would delay automatic promotions and slow salary increases. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa accused the protestors of staging a coup, saying that police pointed guns […]

This past Sunday’s New York Times travel section was devoted to Latin America.  And guess what travel agency was quoted? Yep, your friends at Exito Travel. Read the very informative Practical Traveler column on-line at: http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/travel/19prac.html?pagewanted=2 In the article, our company president talks about multi-stop itineraries, and ways to save money with stopovers.  Exito Travel […]

On Sept. 16th, Mexico celebrates the 200th anniversary of the beginning of their war for independence from Spain. The President of Mexico rang the bell of the National Palace and recited the Grito Mexicano, in memory of the struggle for independence from Spain. Americans often think of May 5th as Mexico’s independence day.  It is […]

LAN and TAM Plan Merger

September 13, 2010

LAN and TAM Airlines announced their intention to merge.  The merger, if approved, will result in one of the largest airlines in the world, and the largest Latin American carrier.  The new carrier would reportedly be called “LatAm Airlines Group”.  The combined company would fly to 115 destinations in 23 countries and employ some 40,000 […]