Tourism

With its abundance of cultural diversity and natural beauty, Brazil has fast become one of the leading destinations for Community Tourism, a strand of tourism that seeks to value and preserve the heritage of local communities and provide tourists with an immersive learning experience unlike any other Everyone loves to travel, no surprise there. However, people’s motivation for travel varies. Some travel to shop, others to visit famous landmarks or to simply relax in the comfort of a hotel. For some, however, travel means something altogether different: a journey of self-knowledge and discovery. Those who identify more with the latter…

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For those who don’t know London well, the traditional street markets are a real must. Entry is free of charge and they often provide more entertainment that some of London’s more traditional tourist attractions. Definitely worth a visit! Each one of London’s street markets has something unique and irresistible: whether it’s the cultural diversity of people, the value-for-money products on offer or just the simple, down-to-earth street market environment. They are the true hidden gems in such a diverse and cosmopolitan metropolis like London. Here’s a little more about each of these must-visit markets: Portobello Market The world-famous Portobello…

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São Paulo, despite being the principal gateway to Latin America, remains relatively unexplored as a tourist destination, often overshadowed by the curvaceous beaches and picture-postcard setting of Rio de Janeiro. But LATAM’s answer to the Big Apple has much to offer. Leave your bucket and spade at home and give São Paulo 24 hours to show you that Brazil is more than just sun, sea and sand. 6am Things get going early and direct flights from the UK arrive at dawn. Portuguese is the local tongue, but no matter, a vivacious Brazilian welcome at Cumbica airport awaits. Also known as…

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England is the third most popular country for Brazilians looking to learn English  According to a study conducted by the Brazilian Association of Cultural and Educational Trip Organizers – BELTA (Associação Brasileira de Organizadores de Viagens Educacionais e Culturais), England is in the top three destinations for Brazilians wishing to learn English, coming in behind the USA and Canada. The survey also found that London is the number one destination in Europe for such purposes. However, there are many Brazilians who have questions about studying in London, which is why we have written this article. – English is a huge…

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Whatever the reason – holidays, a weekend away, or moving home – it’s essential to consider your dog’s well-being and ensure that they too are able enjoy this “change of scenery” Before you travel, whether by car, bus or plane, ideally you should seek the advice of your local vet, so as to limit the chances of your dog getting sick. During car journeys dogs of up to 10kg are allowed to sit in their own seats, with a seat belt strapped to their collar. Another option is to use a transport container. It is important to make regular pit…

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João Pessoa, the capital city of Paraíba, was given its name in honour of an ex-governor, who was also the father of the famous Brazilian writer, Ariano Suassuna. By the early 1990s the city was regarded as the second greenest capital city in the world, after Paris. As the most eastern city in The Americas, it is also known as the “Porta do Sol” (Door to the Sun): The region of Ponta do Seixas is home to the first sunrise in The Americas each day.

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Discovering all there is to discover about a historic city requires all the senses. One needs to take in the streets, the architecture, customs, traditions, celebrations, churches and cuisine to get a sense of a city’s soul. Only by experiencing such places and features, are we able to understand their meanings and what they represent as a symbol of a nation’s culture. With the aim of aiding development, tourism and the preservation of Cultural Heritage sites, Iphan (the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute) has joined forces with the CNM (National Confederation of Municipalities) and the OCBPM (Organization of World…

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Valongo Wharf (O Cais do Valongo), was the main port of entry for the African slaves taken to Brazil, and is in Rio de Janeiro’s docklands. At the end of September, a representative of the International Council on Monuments and Sites – an organization which helps UNESCO decide on World Heritage sites – made a technical visit to the site as part of the evaluation process. The archaeological site was not only the main entry point of African slaves to the Americas, but it also happens to be the only one which remains intact today. For all that it represents,…

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Eco-reserve in Mato Grosso do Sul’s Pantanal region will represent the country at awards ceremony organized by the WTTC The Caiman Eco-reserve, one of the finalists of this year’s WTTC award, is located in the Pantanal region of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul.  Brazil is among the 15 finalists of the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow award, a prize given to organizations and establishments which adopt best environmental practices, through the conservation of biodiversity, protection of natural habitats and anti-climate change measures. Representing the country in the ‘Environmental Award’, the Caiman Eco-Reserve, located in the Pantanal region of…

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The event took place on Tuesday 14 March 2017 at the Brazilian Embassy in London The event was held in London last night, on 14 March 2017, to promote adventure and ecotourism destinations across a number of Brazilian regions, with several exhibitors making the trip over from Brazil especially. The evening represents a renewed partnership between VBRATA, the Embassy of Brazil in London and the Brazilian Tourist Board (EMBRATUR) in the United Kingdom to promote Brazilian tourism in the UK. More than 110 travel agents, tour operators and airlines as well as members of the trade press attended the event,…

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