São Francisco Square, in the town of São Cristóvão, Sergipe, is the country’s newest world heritage site.
Brazil is on a roll in the build up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But is its magic rubbing off on the rest of South America?
In its pavilion at the Shanghai Universal Exposition, Brazil presented its two finalists in the ‘Seven new wonders of nature’ competition – the Foz do Iguaçu Waterfalls and the Amazon Rainforest – yesterday, with the aim of bringing on board the Chinese and persuading them to vote for them.
Brazilian President Lula has launched the “Brazil is Calling You” campaign in Johannesburg, following South Africa officially handing over the keys to Brazil as the next host nation of the FIFA World Cup.
Hermano Goncalves De Souza Carvalho, Director, Ministry of Tourism, Brazil
Fifty years may not seem like much in the larger country history, but for Brasilia, fifty years is a great accomplishment. One cannot help but be impressed by the grandeur the federal capital has achieved in such a short time.
Brazil’s tourism sector seems to be in a privileged position relative to other major tourist destinations worldwide. The relative weakness of Brazil’s currency, and the prospect of cheaper flights, has brought an increase in the number of visitors to the country over the last six months. These factors may also lead in particular to a larger number of US tourists enjoying Brazil’s myriad attractions.
Breaking Travel News interviews Marcelo Pedroso, Director of Business & Events Tourism, Brazil Tourism speaks to BTN about gearing up for FIFA 2014.