Tourism

With the objective to promote Brazil and Brazilian suppliers to British consumers and the travel trade VBRATA – Visit Brazil Travel Association, the British/European Travel Trade Association Specialised in Brazil, has launched today in London its 2018 calendar of events. Below is the schedule of promotional activities designed to promote Brazil in the UK, which has the support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, save the dates in your diary: 1. VBRATA Brazilian Road Show for Travel Agents: 15 to 17 May in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester 2. London Caipirinha Festival 2018 – Travel Trade and Press Seminar: 5…

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Buildings recognised as historic state patrimony by Condephaat (São Paulo State Council for the Defence of Historic, Archaeological, Artistic and Touristic Patrimony) preserve and promote the history of the State of São Paulo and take visitors on a trip into the past. Among highlights are the São Luiz do Paraitinga Historic Centre, São João da Boa Vista Theatre, the Coffee Museum in Santos and the Felícia Leirner Museum in Campos do Jordão. SANTOS Coffee Museum (Originally the Official Coffee Stock Exchange) The Coffee Stock Exchange was founded to be of service to the coffee business in Santos, the city being…

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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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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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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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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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Check out our round-up of the most important travel information Royal Air Maroc – London to São Paulo, via Casablanca, 3 times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Azul — new route between Cabo Frio (Brazil) and Buenos Aires, from December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018. There are also weekly flights from Recife to 2 other Argentine cities: Córdoba and Rosario. Air Europa — A new route between Gatwick and Recife (via Madrid) operating twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Air Europa maintains its partnership with Avianca Brasil, offering domestic flights that connect Recife with other parts…

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Brazil is famously home to the greatest biodiversity on the planet, with certain tourist destinations that champion the question of sustainability What exactly is sustainable tourism? Well, it could be a trip to the beach, to a city, or to the jungle. It could mean traveling with the family, or alone. The point of sustainable tourism, ultimately, is to make a positive impact on the people and the places visited. This means, for example, promoting resources so that local families can establish a decent life, helping to preserve local culture and traditions, and recognising that water and energy are valuable…

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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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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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