Brazil Tourism News

Vinicius Lummertz, president, Brazilian Tourist Board

Vinicius Lummertz, president, Brazilian Tourist Board

10 November 2017 Videos

In a hard-hitting interview Vinicius Lummertz, president of the Brazilian Tourist Board, challenges the perceived image of Rio de Janeiro as unsafe for tourists and explains a new program launched by the government to improve its infrastructure. He also reveals what we can expect from Brazilian tourism in 2018.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Palácio Tangará, São Paulo

Breaking Travel News investigates: Palácio Tangará, São Paulo

25 July 2017 Focus

Palácio Tangará opened in São Paulo, Brazil, last month, marking a new era for European-owned Oetker Collection as it expands into the Americas for the first time. The hotel offers 141 spacious guestrooms - including 59 suites - all with beautiful views overlooking the park. Here Natália Murgel visits for Breaking Travel News.

Ascott signs with Vitacon for two new Brazil properties

Ascott signs with Vitacon for two new Brazil properties

5 April 2017 Hotel News

The Ascott has stepped up its global expansion as it breaks into South America with franchise agreements for two serviced residences in São Paulo, Brazil. Vitacon, a leading real estate company in São Paulo, will franchise and operate the 92-unit Citadines VN Jardins São Paulo and 122-unit Citadines VN Faria Lima São Paulo.

Gran Meliá Nacional Rio to open in March

Gran Meliá Nacional Rio to open in March

19 January 2017 Press Release Hotel News

Meliá Hotels International has launched its first luxury hotel from the Gran Meliá brand in Brazil with the official opening of Gran Meliá Nacional Rio in March 2017. Originally built in 1972 by the world renowned architect, Oscar Niemeyer, the famous ‘Hotel Nacional’ has reopened after more than a decade of being left abandoned, as the Gran Meliá brand’s flagship property.

Qatar Airways to boost capacity on South America routes

Qatar Airways to boost capacity on South America routes

22 September 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Qatar Airways will introduce additional capacity to its two South American gateways from December 1st, when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing 777-200LR, to a Boeing 777-300ER. The upgrade to the Extended Range aircraft will provide an additional 99 seats per day from the airline’s capital in Doha to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.

Brazil enters last lap of Olympic preparations

Brazil enters last lap of Olympic preparations

26 July 2016 Travel Events News

Brazil is getting ready to hold the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America, with the opening ceremony just ten days away. Following the success of the 2014 World Cup, the country has already shown that Brazil is a culturally rich country, with a friendly and welcoming population.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hotel Emiliano, São Paulo

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hotel Emiliano, São Paulo

13 July 2016 Focus

Hotel Emiliano is the leading small luxury hotel in São Paulo. The hotel offers the most sophisticated Brazilian hospitality experience, setting itself apart by reflecting the caring and friendly personality of Brazilian people. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night.