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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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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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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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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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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