With a relatively strong airline market and the opening up of its online travel business, Latin America will experience significant demand for new technology plaforms.
On the airline side in Latin America, the blockbuster merger announcement of LAN (Chile) and TAM (Brazil) is a big story.
Other airlines also have formed partnerships and cross ownership, including The Synergy Group (Avianca et al) and TACA.
The largest travel markets in Latin America are Brazil and Mexico. But they are not the only markets.
The whole region is boosting traffic — and boasting of some of the strongest passenger-traffic growth in the world. The region and its airlines seem to have avoided much of the global financial crisis and have emerged even stronger.