Tourism

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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The city of Campina Grande, in the inland region of the state of Paraíba, in the Northeast of Brazil, has been grabbing headlines in the country and all over the world for its environmental achievements. With a range of different environmental projects, the city’s plan is to reach its ideal level: two trees for each inhabitant. Several initiatives have been employed as part of this process, from tree planting projects to raising the awareness of the local population. The Adopt a Tree Project, from the Paraíba State University, is one such initiative. Created in 2007, it promotes the tree planting,…

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Brazil is ranked as the 5th largest country in the world in terms of area and population,and covers nearly half of South America. Apart from its geography, it is famous for its topography as well. The country is teeming with so many wonderful places, which attract tourists, professional photographers and adventure seekers. What makes Brazil one of the coolest places to visit? If you are planning a trip, Brazil is the perfect destination. Places like São Paulo, Rio, Salvador, Morro de São Paulo, Iguazu Falls, and many more can transform even jaded travelers into raucous fun lovers. I like to say…

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London is one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world. However, there are some rules of etiquette which only the locals seem to be aware of. Have a look at this list of 5 things one should not do in London:   If you are going to stop, don’t stay on the left Perhaps the most important of London’s rules, it applies mainly to escalators. If you happen to find yourself on one, never stand still on the left-hand side. Local consensus dictates that the left-hand side is for those in a hurry. If you want to…

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Summer and Carnaval in Brazil, the most eagerly-awaited of seasons, offers breath-taking destinations and feverish anticipation of Brazil’s biggest party Without a shadow of a doubt the most tropical of the seasons, summer, has a particularly special relationship with Brazil and its people. Happiness, spontaneity and sensuality are the chief characteristics of the local culture, and are awoken by the brilliant sunshine and culminate in a unique party atmosphere, a feeling of freedom and liberty to enjoy the intense blue sky by day and the stars by night. Brazilians spend the whole year working hard whilst making plans for their…

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Carnival is a wonderful cultural phenomenon; a global spectacle that embodies the true spirt of a nation. It is a public celebration that, regardless of creed or persuasion, unifies a people and decrees that, come hell or high water there will be an almighty two and a half day mid-February frolic, with no exceptions We ought to pledge our gratitude to The Romans for such conviviality, as it was their appetite for epic pre-Lent blowouts that made Carnival such a sacrosanct fixture in the Brazilian calendar. The word Carnival itself is derived from the Latin carnelevare, (to remove meat), which pertains to the…

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The event will take place in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo from 4 – 6 April Registration for the fifth edition of WTM Latin America, the main global event in the travel industry in Latin America, is now open. The event will be held from 4 – 6 April in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, jointly with the 47th Braztoa Business Event. This business-to-business event, which is entirely for networking and business generation, will welcome the main tour operators, travel agents, journalists of all nationalities and buyers who are interested in getting to know what’s new in the…

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The Consulate-General of Brazil in London has added a new section to its website, offering tips for Brazilians who intend to travel to the United Kingdom. Called “Visiting the United Kingdom”, the new section offers information about rules for entry, health tips and special precautions, all in one place. Here are some of the recommendations: Brazilians do not require a visa to enter the UK for tourism or business, as long as their trip is no longer than 3 months. Those who plan on staying longer, or are traveling for other reasons, need to get in touch with the UK authorities…

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With less than two weeks until the event Brazilians look forward to for the whole year, preparations are well underway for the country’s biggest party. If you want to know more about Carnival in Brazil, click here! In Carnival 2017, carnivalgoers will have to wait a little longer to kick off the celebrations than last time around: 28 February. Most of the parties will take place from 25 (Friday) to 1 March (Ash Wednesday), depending on the city. Rio’s Sambódromo – the planet’s most famous carnival arena – has its programme ready for the entire 5 days, and tickets are…

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