Tourism

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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Significant first quarter growth in Brazilian tourism and spending in the UK, according to new figures released by VisitBritain From January to March this year, there were 53,000 registered visits made by Brazilians to the UK, an increase of 16% over the same period last year. Spending by Brazilians also increased by 16% to £43m. Latest indications from ForwardKeys suggest that flight bookings from South America to the UK are up by 22% for the period of October to December 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. The total number of Brazilians that visited the UK between January and…

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Amidst all its natural beauty, the region offers craggy landscapes replete with waterfalls; tourists go in search of nature and the uniqueness of the region. Chapada dos Veadeiros, one of Goiás’s principal tourist attractions, is a big draw for tourists wanting to explore the region’s unique scenery and be at one with nature. Spanning several municipalities, such as Colinas do Sul, Cavalcante, and Alto Paraíso de Goiás, it’s an important water basin and full of landscapes of distinct natural beauty, with dozens of waterfalls and huge rocky cliffs being the defining characteristic of the region. Here we offer readers an…

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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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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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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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