The cooperation agreement signed in December 2009 between Embratur (the Brazilian Tourist Board) and VisitBritain is to be renewed. The decision was announced at a meeting between Embratur’s director of international markets, Marcelo Pedroso and the chairman of VisitBritain, Christopher Rodrigues, which took place in São Paulo.
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.
The Brazil Tourist Board has announced it expects to select a new agency that will install Brazilian Tourism Offices Abroad (EBTs) in 13 countries, including the UK, by June after it put the contract out to tender. The EBTs, responsible for promoting tourism to Brazil in their local market, will be based in South America, North America, Europe and Asia.
Embraer delivers the first Medevac version of the Phenom 300 jet to Amil Resgate Saúde, today. The aircraft, with tail number PP-UTI, which was transformed into a veritable flying ICU, is the 100th Embraer executive jet to be delivered in Brazil.
Flávio Dino, the newly appointed head of the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) has emphatically stated the country will be ready in time for FIFA 2014 World Cup. “The Brazilian government has put all possible measures in place to ensure a successful FIFA 2014 World Cup whose legacy will last for years to come,” he explained.
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.
Brazil is set to take its place at the centre of the international tourism sector over the next five years, with both the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup scheduled to arrive in the country. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with the new head of the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur), Flávio Dino, to see how preparations are going.
The new chairman of the Brazilian Tourist Board, Flávio Dino, has been installed in his post in a ceremony held at the auditorium of the ministry of tourism, in Brasilia. The new chairman drew attention to the diversity offered by the country in its various regions, the hospitality of the Brazilian people and the goals to be achieved by 2020.
Even a sharp global downturn has failed to dampen Brazil’s booming economy, and its tourism industry in particular has emerged tougher than ever. This weekend sees the spotlight turn to Sao Paulo as its famous Interlagos circuit plays host to the 39th Brazil Formula One Grand Prix.
The adventure tourism segment accounts for 26% of all revenue generated from tourism worldwide