Despegar

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Despegar.com is an online B2C travel agency enabling people to research travel plans, and book transport and accommodation.

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Double-whammy for Despegar: Faces lawsuit and suspends ops in Córdoba

3 weeks ago

Contxto – The travel industry has been one of the most hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The recent troubles of Argentina’s Despegar only illustrate this further. In mid-May it announced its billing had hit zero and cancellations were still rolling in. By the end of that same month, a class action lawsuit had emerged on […]

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Top 10 tech hubs of Latin America in 2020

3 weeks ago

Contxto –  It’s that time of the year again! StartupBlink has published the latest edition of its Global Rankings Report. The moment has come to see which are the top tech hubs of Latin America. For those of you who are new to this ranking, StartupBlink, developed an algorithm which ranks startup ecosystems across the […]

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New taxes for selling on marketplaces like Mercado Libre in Mexico

4 weeks ago

Contxto – You know what’s taxing to e-commerce giant Mercado Libre in Mexico? Taxes on its individual vendors. This new fiscal regulation became effective as of last Monday (1), wherein mainly individual vendors may have to raise their prices or adjust their operations to stay afloat. It’s a tax attack… with some rather questionable timing. […]

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Mercado Libre’s stock grew to nearly double its value thanks to Covid-19

1 month ago

Contxto – On April 1, Mercado Libre stock was priced at US$447. Nearly two months later and on May 20, it’s nearly doubled to be valued at US$828. Its rapid growth illustrates the untapped potential for both e-commerce and the fintech industry in Latin America. Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor, investor, broker, or […]

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Why Mercado Libre & Despegar are destined to opposite fates

1 month ago

Contxto – Like a classic romantic novel, Despegar and Mercado Libre seem to be destined to inversely correlated fates, at least for the time being. Travel is being hit mercilessly hard by global markets while e-commerce seems to be gaining traction even with previously unattended users.  Last week Mercado Libre and Despegar—both Argentine titans—released their […]

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Airbnb Mexico limits its platform, only healthcare pros can book stays now

2 months ago

Contxto – Airbnb is closing its digital doors in the face of quarantines and coronavirus (Covid-19) in Mexico. Last Monday (13) the news broke that it would no longer allow users to book residences on its platform in Mexico until April 30. There is an exception to this of course. Medical personnel that are fighting Covid-19 […]

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Despegar lays off 400, Best Day acquisition called into question

2 months ago

Contxto – As you read this, trips around the world are being canceled, flights are grounded, and suitcases are stowed away for a better day. Argentine Despegar was well-aware that quarantines everywhere would dampen its operations. And like many other businesses in the travel industry, Despegar resorted to layoffs as a means to cope.  Last […]

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Golondrix preps Spanish content for educational search engine

4 months ago

Contxto – There really is only so much Google’s powerful search engine can do. Reason for which we rely on other specialized sites, like Despegar, for example, to help us find flights that adapt to our travel plans and budget. In that sense, Colombian/Argentine startup Golondrix developed a search engine for users to seek and […]

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Ayllu launches a map of fintechs from Peru

4 months ago

Contxto – Needless to say, fintechs are booming in Latin America. Which is great. But on the user’s end it can be overwhelming to keep tabs on who offers what, where the best rates can genuinely be found, etc. To add a little visibility, Ayllu, a Peruvian fintech has taken the lead to launch a […]

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SoftBank-backed Gympass signs office space deal with WeWork

5 months ago

Contxto – Office-sharing startup WeWork closed a leasing agreement with Brazilian Gympass for a three year term, according to sources on January 26. As a result, the Brazilian unicorn will host 250 members of its staff in WeWork’s spaces in Manhattan’s SoHo area. It’s unknown how much Gympass will shell out for these stylish facilities. […]

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