Embratur News

Breaking Travel News interview: President of Embratur, Vinicius Lummertz

Breaking Travel News interview: President of Embratur, Vinicius Lummertz

19th Aug 2016 Focus

As Rio de Janeiro approaches the end of a broadly successful Olympic Games, Breaking Travel News here sits down with the president of Embratur, Vinicius Lummertz, to discuss how the national tourist board expects the event to impact on travel to the country. On the agenda are the costs of hosting such an event, the benefits, and how the organisation hopes to balance the two.

Embratur: No possibility of Olympic Games cancellation

Embratur: No possibility of Olympic Games cancellation

Embratur - the Brazilian Tourism Board - has said that there is no discussion of the possibility to postpone or cancel the 2016 Rio Olympic Games following the spread of the Zika virus. Embratur and other Brazilian government agencies are guided by the recommendations of the World Health Organization, which has argued that delaying the games does not alter the spread of the virus.

Aviation boom follows FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Aviation boom follows FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

The number of international flights to Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup increased by 14 per cent in comparison with the previous year. Statistics released by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism show that numbers rose from 2,368 to 2,698 in June and July, with flights from the United Kingdom adding up to 40,408 seats.

Breaking Travel News interview: Vicente Neto, president, Embratur

Breaking Travel News interview: Vicente Neto, president, Embratur

6th Aug 2014 Focus

Political demonstrations in the build up to the FIFA 2014 World Cup cast a long shadow over the event, threatening its success. But when the football started the headlines were nothing but positive, with Brazilian tourism one of the big winners. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with Embratur president Vicente Neto to discuss how the country turned around the event and what the future holds as Brazil builds toward the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

World Hot Air Balloon Championship welcomed to Brazil

World Hot Air Balloon Championship welcomed to Brazil

Coloured dots painted the skies above Rio Claro, São Paulo, last week as the city hosted the 21st World Hot Air Balloon Championship, which was being held in Latin America for the first time, with the support of Embratur. Rio Claro has hosted various important hot air balloon championships in recent years, such as the stage of the Brazil Cup, two editions of the Brazilian Championship, the first South American Championship and the Ibero-American Championship.

Brazil launches FIFA 2014 advertising campaign

Brazil launches FIFA 2014 advertising campaign

Brazil has launched its new international publicity campaign, produced by the ministry of tourism through the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur). With less than 40 days until the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a mega event for which Brazil is the host country, the country is inviting tourists to enjoy its many cultural and natural destinations, as well as its passion for dance and football.

Brazil welcomes new tourism record

Brazil welcomes new tourism record

Brazil celebrated the entry of six million foreign tourists during 2013 when, Nadia Panis, an Argentine tourist that broke the record, arrived on Thursday December 5th at Antônio Carlos Jobim (Galeão) International Airport in Rio de Janeiro and was greeted with festivities hosted by the president of Embratur, Flávio Dino. Having achieved this historic milestone, Embratur is now working towards reaching a new goal for the number of foreign tourists visiting Brazil next year.