Tourism

Colin Stewart has been elected as the new chairman of the Latin American Travel Association (LATA). Stewart’s appointment as chairman, which is now in effect, was unanimously voted for by the LATA committee and will see Stewart continue to drive the organisation forward in its mission to grow travel to and around Latin America. Stewart is an airline professional who in his role as Air Europa’s Director, United Kingdom & Ireland has overseen significant development of the route network between the UK and Latin America achieving YOY double digit growth since successfully launching the airline in the UK in 2009. Stewart, who has been an active member of LATA for eight…

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There are countless London travel agencies which offer a range of options of packages to Brazil, including the lowest priced flights from London to Brazil and the best planned tourist trips in Brazil. When you contract the services of a London travel agency, you are guaranteeing a personalized and secure service for your trip or holiday. Professionals who work in this area are specialised consultants, with all the necessary experience to find the best package to suit your particular needs, whether you are traveling alone, with your family or with a group of friends. Among the services offered by a…

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The art of lace making is one of the Brazilian cultural expressions that fascinates people given its intricacy and beauty You must have seen it during the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics: there centre stage, a circle of women dressed in gorgeous white dresses, weaving. Well, these were female lace makers. This craft arrived in Brazil in the 18th Century, thanks to Portuguese families. Found mainly in the Northeast, the lace makers live scattered across the states of Bahia, Alagoas, Pernambuco and Paraíba. Lace is a transparent, thin and delicate fabric that can take various forms, with interlaced designs…

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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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