Rio 2016 Olympics News

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

The British Airways plane flying Team GB home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been named ‘victoRIOus’ by the carrier. The gold-nosed plane will return the successful athletes to British soil today. The name, which was one of a short-list of four selected by the athletes and British Airways staff, was chosen by hundreds of fans on Twitter in a recent poll.

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.

Rio 2016: Mission Hills congratulates Rose on Olympic victory

Rio 2016: Mission Hills congratulates Rose on Olympic victory

A roar of Olympic proportions was heard at Mission Hills China in celebration of Justin Rose’s thrilling gold-medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Englishman’s triumph in golf’s return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, was made sweeter by the fact that the three top podium finishers, including silver medallist Henrik Stenson and bronze medallist Matt Kuchar, have all tasted victory at Mission Hills tournaments.

Rio 2016: Brazil Day to bring Olympic spirit to London

Rio 2016: Brazil Day to bring Olympic spirit to London

Four years on from the dazzling 2012 London Olympic Games, the Olympic spirit is returning to the capital with ‘Brazil Day’ taking place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, September 10th. This free event - taking place from 12:00-19:00 - is a celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a chance to enjoy a taste of Brazil’s culture, passion and vibrancy in central London.

Rio 2016: Dedicated Olympic Channel to launch in August

Rio 2016: Dedicated Olympic Channel to launch in August

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed the launch date for its ground-breaking new media destination, the Olympic Channel, where fans can experience the power of sport and the Olympic Movement all year round. Starting August 21st, after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Olympic Channel platform will be available worldwide via a mobile app for Android and iOS devices and online.

Rio 2016: Marriott welcomes two AC hotels to Brazil

Rio 2016: Marriott welcomes two AC hotels to Brazil

The highly-anticipated 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, have opened their doors, inviting guests to experience Brazil’s newest class of lifestyle hotels. Ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, AC Hotels by Marriott celebrates the beauty of classic modern design with its European soul and Spanish roots, borne from the signature vision of renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan, who founded the brand in 1998.