Amazon is creating a new workforce structured around the sharing economy.
Medellin, Colombia today vibes similar to what Barcelona was in the early 1990s. Still under the radar, bohemian, international, with a forward-thinking local governance and energetic local pride. With the peso at bottom dollar, the city's popularity is trending even hotter with foreign millennials, backpackers, gap-year goers, and young adventure seekers. Travel incidence among Colombian travelers is also on the rise.
Online travel agencies, including Priceline and Expedia, often report on 'gross bookings' as a key performing metric and relative market share measuring stick. It represents the total value of travel products sold including taxes and fees. TripAdvisor has yet to report on gross bookings (probably never will) but its new position as a direct booking platform warrants a closer comparison.
Peru packs a punch as a travel destination these days, pulling visitors from all four corners. In 2015, over 3.4 million international travelers descended onto the land of the Incas, up 50% from just five years ago. Many come for business in Lima and some come to walk the Inca trail, but Peru's travel offering is now extending well beyond the country's most visited and iconic destinations.