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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Australians wishing to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa, trekking out to their local Brazilian consulate to wait in long lines for a visa is now a thing of the past....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Tourism for Brazil, Marx Beltrão, convened in London this week with tourism ministers from across Latin American for the 2016 World Travel Market conference, the leading global...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Ministry of Tourism in Brazil, the number of international events in Brazil grew four hundred percent in ten years, from 61 to 315 events per year. While...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s heads towards becoming the first country in South America to host an Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro can expect a different kind of visitor to those that came...
By Will Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Tourism Institute, Embratur, has asked football’s (soccer) authority FIFA to attempt to intervene in order to try and control spiraling accommodation costs ahead of the 2014 World Cup....
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tourists from Brazil and abroad are predicted to spend R$25 billion at next year’s month-long football (soccer) World Cup, according to estimates from the Brazilian Tourism Ministry, Embratur. The total...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Despite the city of Rio being recently named by The New York Times as a top destination for 2013, Brazil's slowing economy and high ranking as an expensive place to live...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Less than a month before the opening of the official Rio+20, hotel rates for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development will be reduced from 25 percent to sixty percent, according...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the arrest of 35 officials from the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday last week, Federal Police investigators are reporting evidence of an embezzlement scheme worth upwards...
By Nicholas Storey, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Saquarema is a seaside town, 100 kilometers northeast of Rio de Janeiro, famous for hosting the world surfing championships in Itaúna and the volleyball championships in Barra Nova. The beach community comes...
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