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American multinational hospitality Company Marriott International, Inc. is launching a review of its global media planning and buying business. This is the Company’s first formal media review since 2011 when it awarded MEC the assignment. Recently, MEC merged with agency Maxus to become Wavemaker. Sources said that Wavemaker would participate. Last year, Marriott merged with Starwood Hotels to become the world’s largest hotel company. Marriott International is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.It has more than 5700 properties in over 110 countries and territories around the worldMarriott spent over US$232 million on ads in the U.S. in 2016 according to Kantar Media.
LATAM Airlines Group announced its plans today to offer three new international routes in 2018 –Boston (United States), Rome (Italy), and Lisbon (Portugal) – all to its São Paulo/Guarulhos hub in Brazil, increasing connectivity from North America and Europe to Latin America.The city of Boston will be the sixth addition to LATAM’s offer in the United States. São Paulo is the most populated city in the southern hemisphere with over 12 million inhabitants. LATAM plans to offer flights from Boston Logan International Airport by mid-2018 – subject to regulatory approval – with more detail to be communicated in the coming months.Starting on March 16, 2018, LATAM Airlines Brazil will operate the route with Boeing 767 aircraft, offering 191 seats in Economy and 30 seats in Premium Business. There will be three weekly flights (increasing to five weekly flights in July 2018) from São Paulo to Rome, which will become the group’s second destination in Italy, after Milan.Tickets are now available at latam.com and other LATAM sales channels. (Check out our interview with Pablo Chiozza, Sr. VP USA, Canada & Caribbean, Latam Airlines Group.)
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The Campbell Soup Company has put its' global media planning and buying account in review, Adweek reports. Incumbent agency is WPP and GroupM agency MEC which has held both U.S. and global media since 2006. Prior to that MEC was Campbell’s U.S. media agency beginning in 1999. Campbell spent some US$165 million on U.S. measured media in 2016, according to Kantar Media.
Emirates marks its 10th year of service to Brazil this month, having carried over 2 million passengers since its first flight to Brazil in October 2007. The number of passengers carried annually in Emirates’ first year of operations – over 26,000 in 2007—has grown to over 288,000 passengers in 2016. In 2012, Emirates expanded its presence in Brazil by adding a daily service between Dubai and Rio de Janeiro. Underlining its commitment to the Brazilian market, Emirates started to operate the first-ever scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America in March this year. The most traveled destinations from Brazilian passengers over the last few years have been Dubai, Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong.Emirates SkyCargo has also played an important role in connecting Brazil to the world, carrying more than 25,000 tons of imported cargo and more than 11,000 tons of exported cargo between Dubai and Brazil since 2007.Emirates currently serves two Brazil gateways with services to Dubai from Sao Paulo, operated by the A380, and Rio de Janeiro, operated by the Boeing 777-300ER. Passengers can also fly to Buenos Aires on board the Boeing 777-300ER from Rio de Janeiro.In October 2016, Emirates announced a codeshare and frequent flyer programme partnership with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A (“GOL”) allowing customers to purchase connecting flights on both airlines.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces the opening of the newly-built 140-room and 12 suites Holiday Inn Express® & Suites León - Aeropuerto hotel. Located just five minutes from Bajio International Airport, both business and leisure travelers will appreciate the location of the newest Holiday Inn Express property in Mexico.The hotel joins four other IHG properties open in city: Holiday Inn® León hotel, Crowne® Plaza León hotel, Holiday Inn León Convention Center hotel and Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites León Plaza Mayor hotel. This new hotel, located at Carretera 45 Silao –León Km. 156, Col. Nuevo Mexico, Silao, Guanajuato, is near multiple industrial parks including Puerto Interior, Castro del Río and Fipasi, which are home to automotive companies such as General Motors, Ford and Volkswagen.
- Holiday Inn Goiânia
IHG, (InterContinental Hotels Group) also announced the opening of the new-build 209-room Holiday Inn Goiânia hotel. This is IHG's eighth Holiday Inn property in Brazil and the first IHG hotel in the Midwestern city of Goiânia, located about 130 miles from Brasilia, the nation's capital. The new hotel is centrally situated near the city's main thoroughfares and is in walking distance to the 'Feira do Sol' and 'Feira da Lua', banks, the Bougainville Shopping mall and local parks.
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