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Brazil highlights positives from Confederations Cup

Brazil highlights positives from Confederations Cup

The president of Brazilian tourist board Embratur, Flávio Dino, has highlighted the financial returns made by the destination during the recent Confederations Cup. Dino confirmed numbers exceeded expectations, with Embratur recording $329 million in additional spending, including income from hotels, food away from home, and other related expenditure.

President of Braztoa of Brazil meets Seychelles minister of tourism

President of Braztoa of Brazil meets Seychelles minister of tourism

1st Sep 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Mr. Marco Ferraz, the President of the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who is in Brazil on a working visit. Mr. Ferraz is the current President of Braztoa, the Tour Operators Association of Brazil, that has 96 members with 86 of these being all the major tour operators of Brazil.

Fan Fest to return for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Fan Fest to return for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

16th Apr 2012 Travel Events News

When the next edition of the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil in 2014, the excitement will not be limited to the stadiums hosting the matches. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee have been working together with the twelve Brazilian Host Cities to plan the FIFA Fan Fest programme which will come to life in iconic locations throughout Brazil.

Brazil introduces boutique category to accommodation rating system

Brazil introduces boutique category to accommodation rating system

15th Mar 2012 Hotel News

Accommodation in Brazil can now officially be called ‘boutique’ with the introduction of the new classification to the Brazil Accommodation Rating System, which had previously been limited to seven categories. Across the country there are 35 hotels already signed up to be listed in the category.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Embratur director of products & destinations, Marco Lomanto

Breaking Travel News Interview: Embratur director of products & destinations, Marco Lomanto

25th Aug 2011 Focus

The next five years are set to belong to Brazil; with Rio de Janeiro set to host the Olympic Games in 2014 and the country as a whole gearing up to welcome the FIFA World Cup in 2016. However, corruption allegations at the national tourism ministry and question marks over construction programmes have left some wondering whether the country is up to the challenge. BTN here sits down with Embratur director of products & destinations, Marco Lomanto, to see where the country stands.

China and Brazil boost trading ties with $1.4bn Embraer order

13th Apr 2011 Airline News

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has landed $1.4bn worth of orders from Chinese airlines as part of a move to boost trade between the two economic giants. The announcement includes firm orders for 20 aircrafts and an option to buy 15 more, and came as Brazil’s President Dilma Rouseff began her visit to China.

How is the downturn affecting Brazil?

How is the downturn affecting Brazil?

14th Jul 2009 Focus

The Nordest has been one of key drivers in Brazil’s economic revolution. But with the winds of the global downturn now sweeping across South America, Adam Coulter visited the region to find out how developments are progressing.

Brazil poised for rapid rebound

5th Jun 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Hotels are among the leading asset class for investment in Brazil, with the country expected to suffer less and for shorter than mature markets, according to a new report from Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.It argues that hotels in Brazil, which in contrast to the majority of hotel markets across North America and Europe which are suffering double-digit revenue per available room declines, are better positioned to weather the challenging economy.