Tourism

Summer in Brazil—winter in the UK—is party season, and culminates in the biggest cultural celebration in the world: The Brazilian Carnival There is a general acceptance in Brazil that o ano só começa depois do carnaval, or that “the year only gets going once the Brazilian Carnival is over”. For the uninitiated, Brazilian Carnival—to use its international moniker—is a superlative expression of cultural distinction. The festivities mark the beginning of lent and, traditionally speaking, Brazilians’ abstinence from meat, or carne, not dissimilar to any other Western pre-Easter observance. The difference being, of course, is that Brazilians opt to throw a…

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Winter in London is an action-packed season thanks to the various family-friendly ice-skating rinks London’s outdoor ice-skating rinks, with their festive decorations, refreshments and famous cultural backdrops make for a truly magical experience. Here are three of our favourites. The Tower of London Skate in front of the Tower of London, one of Britain’s most recognizable landmarks. You can pirouette in the shadow of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the Crown Jewels, and historic weaponry and armour that dates back a thousand years. Be sure to sample the mulled wine! Somerset House Somerset House,…

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Tips for a relaxing and tranquil trip, void of any unnecessary stress! Worse than having an item confiscated from your carry-on luggage or being forced to pay excess baggage fees, is missing your flight altogether! To help you avoid the stresses of travel, BBMag’s got all the tips you need to get prepared and make the most of your trip, be it for leisure or business. BEFORE Assuming you purchase your ticket online and you’re prompted to select a seat, do it. Keep an eye on any flight updates and check in online as soon as you’re able to—usually up…

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GOL — GOL is breaking new ground: the airline recently announced its second direct route between Natal and Buenos Aires during peak season (January 6 – March 24, 2020) with a 176-capacity Boeing 737-800 Next Generation. Departures are from Natal to Buenos Aires on Mondays and from Buenos Aires to Natal on Tuesdays. There’s a new seasonal route between Foz do Iguaçu and Santiago (Chile) to coincide with summer in the Southern Hemisphere (December 14 – March 15, 2020). The aircraft will be a 176-passenger Boeing 737-800 Next Generation and the flights will leave on Saturdays and return on Sundays,…

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Although São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the better-known states of the Southeast, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo are equally rich in cultural history and natural beauty Southeast Brazil is made up of four states, two of which are of paramount importance to the economics of the country: Rio de Janeiro, as a hub for tourism, and São Paulo, as the country’s financial capital. The region also includes Minas Gerais, a state of significant historical context and home to some cherished places of cultural heritage, and Espírito Santo, a state celebrated for its paradisiacal beaches. Rio de Janeiro, beautiful…

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A union of authentic dishes, wines and culture One of the best wine-growing regions in Italy unites local recipes, wine, historical tours and dramatic landscapes. Quality cheeses, cured meats, wines and olive oils make Veneto one of the most prominent Italian regions for Enogastronomy. Set among a backdrop of sea, lagoons, plains, hills and ridges, the area is famous for a range of products that have come to represent the local cuisine. From starters to desserts, from appetisers to wines, there is a long list of specialities attributed to Veneto. Veneto raises the bar when it comes to quality gastronomy…

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This Venetian mountain range is home to one of the most picturesque landscapes in Italy and a getaway for all tastes For those that love nature and adventure, the Dolomites are the optimal destination. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these mountains form one of the most enthralling features of Italy’s Veneto region, with peaks rising above 3,000m. There are so many superlatives to describe these mesmerising mountains and all of them manage to capture some unique aspect of Italy’s most impressive landscape. Weather in the Dolomites can change quickly, and the range is subject to constant changes brought on by…

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The lush landscape, tropical biodiversity and mesmerizing charm of Iguassu Falls make it one of the most popular destinations for overseas visitors to Brazil The most immediate image that springs to mind when thinking about the Iguassu Falls is a panorama of its 275 waterfalls, a truly breath-taking backdrop. The source of the falls is the Iguaçu River on the border between Brazil and Argentina, and the flow and the height of the falls is captivating, creating curtains of cascading water, some up to 80 metres high. But whether you’re a thrill seeker or a romantic, the destination has something…

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LATAM – The airline will operate new flights from Brasilia to Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru) and Asunción (Paraguay). The company has also invested more than $200 million in upgrading its cabins; one of the first aircrafts to receive the upgraded cabins will be the 777-300 that operates between London and São Paulo. Azul – In January 2019, Azul introduced a regular route between Campinas and Buenos Aires. Domestically, daily routes were established from Manaus to Belém and to São Paulo and routes from Guarulhos to Juazeiro do Norte. The latest news is that, in addition to the flights from…

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Romantic panoramas, majestic tourist attractions and a culture that’s thousands of years in the making are some of the key draws for newlyweds The Veneto region is one of the most charming and welcoming in Italy, with stunning scenery, luxurious hotels, awe-inspiring walks, and five-star tourism. Given that it’s the eighth largest region of Italy, there’s plenty to do and enough to satisfy all appetites with its impressive menu of cultural attractions. The region is always in demand and this is perhaps reflective of how warm and welcoming the natives are. The principal city, fabled as one of the most…

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For those who like to mix sports with beautiful locations, theregion of Veneto has the perfect blend Located in the northeast of Italy, Veneto is bordered by Austria. Its seven provinces are Vicenza, Padua, Belluno, Rovigo, Treviso, Venice and Verona. Each have plenty to explore and are amply equipped to satisfy even the most diverse of tastes. Veneto’s heritage is wonderfully rich in terms of history and culture. It’s also the most visited part of Italy, with about 60 million tourists every year. In addition to Italian, most of the locals also speak a Venetian dialect. Venice is the capital,…

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The “Terra da Luz” is a fun-filled destination, blessed with unparalleled natural beauty Located in Brazil’s Northeast, Ceará is one of the most beautiful states in the country. Thanks in part to Beach Park in Porto das Dunas, one of the largest water parks in Latin America, Ceará has seen tourism grow throughout the state, welcoming 370,000 foreigners – a year-on-year increase of 29% – and 3.6 million Brazilian tourists, an 18% rise on 2018 figures. Fortaleza is fast becoming the tourist hub of the Northeast, with Air France- KLM-GOL flights being one of the main drivers for international growth. With…

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Still searching for the best views of the city? There are many ways to see London; from above thereare breath-taking panoramic views  whilst below there are several little- known subterranean charms. Here are our picks. THE HIGHS Sky Garden The glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Church—which Londoners affectionately call the Walkie-Talkie building—offers captivating views of the city and its surroundings… All for free! The dome that houses the Sky Garden’s public garden isn’t exactly spacious, so you’ll need to book tickets in advance, online. You can also take in the view whilst enjoying a meal at one of the three eateries:…

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The UK has been the home of hundreds of famous artists over time and their treasured collections of work have spread to museums and galleries throughout the land To give the public an opportunity to enjoy the award-winning works of these artists, which include some of history’s most important sculptors and impressionist painters, these collections are constantly organised and updated. Here we shortlist 2019’s must-see exhibitions. The London that Van Gogh loved From March 27 to August 11, Tate Britain will host the largest exhibition of Vincent van Gogh’s work in the UK in almost a decade. Van Gogh’s…

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Brazil is often referred to as ‘the tropical country’, but does this nickname reflect a nation’s identity or simply its geography? Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Brazil is the fifth most populated, and arguably most culturally diverse. Brazil is home to the greatest population of Portuguese speakers in the world. Brazil is a collective of 26 distinctly individual states. These are big statements and leave little to interpretation. However, the thing that remains less clear is what unites this great nation. There is unquestionably a sense of shared…

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