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Brazil’s key cities gearing up for the 2016 Olympics

Brazil’s key cities gearing up for the 2016 Olympics

13 September 2012 Tourism News

With the London 2012 Olympics over, the spotlight has started to shift to Brazil, which will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Brazil reported increases of 9.9 percent in revenue per available room (RevPAR) for the first seven months year to date, led by 14.5-percent increase in average daily rate (ADR) in local currency, according a recent report.

Brazil rises to number seven in the world of global events

Brazil rises to number seven in the world of global events

9 June 2012 Tourism News

Brazil continues to climb the ladder of success as it moves up two places in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rating, overtaking Japan and China. In the ranking, showing the number of events hosted by each country, Brazil is the only country in Latin America within the top ten.

Record numbers of tourists visit Brazil

Record numbers of tourists visit Brazil

According to figures from the ministry of tourism, the number of international visitors travelling to Brazil rose by 5.3 per cent in 2011 compared to 2010. The data, compiled in partnership with Embratur (Brazilian Tourist Board), revealed 5,433,354 tourists visited the country last year, 271,975 more than the year before.

Brazilian Tourist Board launches interactive brand channel and mobile traveller app

Brazilian Tourist Board launches interactive brand channel and mobile traveller app

Embratur, the Brazilian Tourist Board, has announced it is creating two new travelling tools – an interactive Brand Channel website and ‘Brasil Quest’, a video game app. The launch of these tools is part of an ongoing initiatitive to promote various destinations and cultural offerings travelers can experience in Brazil.

Brazil leads South American tourism charge

Brazil leads South American tourism charge

Brazil is Latin America’s fastest growing tourism economy, according to new research, with the sector’s direct contribution to GDP forecast to grow 7.8 per cent in 2012. Research released by World Travel & Tourism president David Scowsill at Fórum Panrotas revealed the sector contributed US$79 billion to GDP in 2011.