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Boutique & Lifestyle Hotels in South America Market Report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Boutique & Lifestyle Hotels in South America market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Key points included

  • What is the definition of a boutique or lifestyle hotel?
  • Where are South American boutique and lifestyle hotels typically located?
  • How are South American boutique and lifestyle hotels segmented?
  • To what extent have chains penetrated the boutique and lifestyle hotel sector in South America?
  • What is the outlook for the further development of boutique and lifestyle hotels in South America?

Covered in this report

This report provides an overview and update about boutique and lifestyle hotels in South America. The following countries are considered to be part of the South American continent: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay; and Venezuela. After reviewing the prospects for growth in spending on travel and tourism in these countries, the report defines ‘boutique’ and ‘lifestyle’ hotels. In a following section, some examples of boutique and lifestyle hotels segmented by geographical location are presented.

In the next section, the boutique and lifestyle branded portfolios of various integrated chains and affiliation groups are reviewed. In a final section, the outlook for further chain expansion in the South American boutique and lifestyle hotel sector is examined, as well as the prospects for expansion into new types of destinations.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Jessica Kelly, a leading analyst in the Tourism sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Hotel groups, both large and small, are expanding their portfolios of boutique and lifestyle brands in South America. Up until now, South American boutique and lifestyle hotels have been largely clustered in key urban and resort locations. However, there are other destinations, yet to be fully exploited, that could offer development potential Jessica Kelly
Senior Tourism Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

        • Global powers rising in the East
          • China
            • Population
              • The potential impact of China’s ageing society
                • Figure 1: China’s population, 1950-2018
              • Economy
                • Figure 2: Chinese GDP growth, 2010-20
              • Exchange rate
                • Figure 3: Exchange rate of the Chinese Renminbi & selected global currencies (1 April each year), 2012-19
              • India
                • Population
                  • India’s younger population to drive consumer growth
                    • Economy
                      • India prepares for economic growth slowdown
                        • Figure 4: Indian GDP growth, 2010-20
                      • Exchange rate
                        • Figure 5: Exchange rate of Indian Rupee & selected global currencies (1 April each year), 2012-19
                    • Transport Infrastructure in China and India

                        • Chinese aviation takes on the world
                            • Figure 6: Chinese air-passenger traffic, 2012-18
                          • Chinese high-speed rail sets new standards
                            • India targets being world’s third-largest air market
                              • India revamps Asia’s oldest rail network
                                • Travel booking in China
                                  • Travel booking in India
                                  • Inbound, Domestic and Business Travel Sectors

                                    • Chinese inbound tourism
                                      • Indian inbound tourism
                                        • Figure 7: Inbound arrivals to India by port of entry, 2017
                                      • Chinese domestic tourism
                                        • Figure 8: Chinese & Indian domestic tourism, 2010-18
                                      • Indian domestic tourism
                                        • Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD
                                          • Figure 9: Indian domestic visitors by state, 2017
                                        • Business travel in China and India
                                        • Outbound Travel from China and India

                                          • Chinese outbound tourism by value
                                            • China’s travel bug spreads nationwide
                                              • Figure 10: Chinese cross-border travel movements, 2010-20
                                            • Indian outbound tourism by value
                                              • A new middle class gets ready for take-off
                                                • Figure 11: Indian outbound travel movements, 2010-20
                                              • Seasonality in Chinese travel
                                                • Seasonality in Indian travel
                                                  • Figure 12: Indian & Chinese monthly arrivals to New Zealand, March 2018-February 2019
                                              • Popular Destinations for Chinese and Indian Tourism

                                                • North East Asia
                                                  • Hong Kong and Macau
                                                    • Taiwan
                                                      • Japan
                                                        • Figure 13: Chinese & Indian arrivals to Japan, 2010-18
                                                      • South Korea
                                                        • Oceania
                                                          • Australia
                                                            • New Zealand
                                                              • South East Asia
                                                                • Indonesia
                                                                  • Thailand
                                                                    • Singapore
                                                                      • Malaysia
                                                                        • Vietnam
                                                                          • Cambodia
                                                                            • South Asia
                                                                              • Sri Lanka
                                                                                • Maldives
                                                                                  • Nepal
                                                                                    • Middle East
                                                                                      • UAE
                                                                                        • Abu Dhabi
                                                                                          • Qatar
                                                                                            • Oman
                                                                                              • Europe
                                                                                                • Figure 14: Projected Chinese travel growth to the EU, 2017-22
                                                                                                • Figure 15: Projected Indian travel growth to the EU, 2017-22
                                                                                              • France
                                                                                                • Germany
                                                                                                  • UK
                                                                                                    • Italy
                                                                                                      • Spain
                                                                                                        • Czech Republic
                                                                                                          • Other EU destinations
                                                                                                            • The Americas
                                                                                                              • US
                                                                                                                • Figure 16: Chinese & Indian arrivals to the US, 2000-17
                                                                                                              • Canada
                                                                                                                • Latin America
                                                                                                                  • Africa
                                                                                                                    • Morocco
                                                                                                                      • Egypt
                                                                                                                        • South Africa
                                                                                                                          • Kenya
                                                                                                                          • What Next?