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Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

Brazil’s GOL launches flights to Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:20

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil's domestic airline, announces the expansion of its flight operations to the city of Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The new ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrates opening of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 17:05

Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, was delighted and honoured to have played a full part in the much-anticipated celebrations at last night’s kick-off of the ... Read More

Chinese CRRC exports Railway Vehicles for over 12 billion US Dollars

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 07:31

For decades, Chinese rail giant CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has been working on the way to go global. With CRRC products already used in over 20 countries and regions, and ... Read More

Are some cops in Brazil killers? Deadly massacre leave 11 dead in Wanda’s bar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 02:17

Parts of Brazil are dangerous to visit, among them Belem the capital city of the State of Para. Despite other reports, Vanda's Bar in Para, Brazil was not a place ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Emirates announces codeshare partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil on 17 Brazilian routes

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 2, 2019 08:24

Emirates has announced a new codeshare partnership agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil covering domestic services in Brazil, providing greater choice and connectivity to its customers. Emirates passengers travelling to and ... Read More

Visa waiver leads to spike in bookings to Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 17:00

Brazil’s visa waiver policy announced in March is already generating positive results. Recent data from a study done by Amadeus Group shows a significant increase in the number of reservations ... Read More

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, the organization will be announcing ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's commitment to keep Africa safe ... Read More

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:17

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe, media reports say. Temer took the office in 2016 after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff ... Read More

Brazil announces visa-free entry for US, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 14:50

Brazil is open for you! The Brazilian Government announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, effective in 90 days (June ... Read More

10 people killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:53

At least 10 people were killed in a school shooting in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, law enforcement has confirmed. The suspects are believed to be two teenagers, who shot themselves ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board, joined by trade partners and airlines, promote Seychelles in key Brazilian cities

editor editor- February 27, 2019 22:04

Seychelles’ visibility in Brazil received an added boost last week as a result of the Seychelles roadshow, organized annually in the four major Brazilian cities by the Seychelles Tourism Board ... Read More

Brazilian Carnivals: What, when, where and how

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 18:30

1. Is there just one ‘carnival’ or are there several? Where are they? Carnival is a holiday in Brazil – this year it will go from Friday, March 1st to ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 16:30

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. Each year travel experts check in to hundreds of new ... Read More

Dubai Runway Closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 09:02

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to ... Read More

World’s priciest New Year’s Eve destinations revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018 02:45

Miami Beach is the most expensive destination in the world for accommodation on New Year's Eve this year, according to a new survey. The survey compared hotel rates in 50 ... Read More

Security expert takes on Rio tourism safety

editor editor- December 21, 2018 02:07

The security and safety of the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is a hot topic these days. Read More

The cities where nightlife is thriving, and where it’s dying

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2018 18:30

New research, launched by Traveloka, reveals the world’s best and worst cities for nightlife. In many cities around the world, nightlife has come increasingly under threat, with stricter curfews and ... Read More

From Jerusalem to Rio de Janeiro: From a celebration of the profound the frivolous and superficial

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 19, 2018 09:27

Tourism in Jerusalem and tourism in Rio de Janeiro is similar and very different. Dr. Peter Tarlow reports from Rio after an all-night flight. He woke up at 7:00 pm ... Read More

Happy Chanukah from the land where miracles are a daily occurrence!

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 5, 2018 19:50

Tourism in Israel is booming and Chanukah is a great time to visit the Jewish State. A record 3.6 million tourist arrived in Israel 2017, a 25 percent growth since 2016. This ... Read More

Armed bandits rob German tourists in Rio de Janeiro

editor editor- April 6, 2013 08:31

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Brazilian police say gunmen have attacked a tourist van and robbed nine German tourists visiting Rio de Janeiro. Read More

Foreign tourist kidnapped, raped, robbed in Rio de Janeiro

editor editor- April 2, 2013 06:46

SAO PAULO, Brazil- A female foreign tourist was kidnapped, raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, police said, highlighting security concerns in the Brazilian city that will ... Read More

Mexico and Brazil approve visa exemption

editor editor- March 20, 2013 05:01

PUEBLA, Mexico - The governments of Mexico and Brazil have agreed to the exemption of the short-stay visas in ordinary passports for their citizens. Read More

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates world’s tallest floating Christmas tree

editor editor- December 3, 2012 01:59

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The 17th Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree, the world's tallest floating Christmas tree, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was inaugurated Saturday night, December 1st, Read More

American Airlines applies for additional Brazil frequencies

editor editor- May 17, 2012 07:22

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly 17 additional U.S. – Brazil weekly frequencies later this ... Read More

US cruise passenger dies in Rio de Janeiro

editor editor- November 23, 2011 07:26

An American woman died aboard a cruise ship that docked at Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, the same ship on which 86 passengers previously fell ill, according to the state-run ... Read More

Seychelles tourism delegation heading to Rio for ABAV Exhibition

editor editor- October 7, 2011 05:54

David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa, UAE, and The Americas will soon be leading a delegation from Seychelles tourism to exhibit and participate at the ABAV Exhibition ... Read More

Brazil tourist streetcar crash kills 5, injures 57

editor editor- August 29, 2011 03:43

At least five people were killed and 53 were injured when a tourist tram was derailed in Brazil's second largest city of Rio de Janeiro, health and rescue officials reported. Read More

Utell Hotels & Resorts adds luxury property in Rio de Janeiro

editor editor- August 4, 2011 06:34

SCOTTSDALE, DALLAS and LONDON – Rio de Janeiro’s newly renovated Windsor Atlântica Hotel has signed an agreement with Utell® Hotels & Resorts for global representation and marketing, and with Pe Read More

Rio’s notorious shantytown to become a tourist spot

editor editor- July 13, 2011 06:54

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced plans to turn Rio's Complexo do Alemao shantytown into a tourism spot as recent police operations significant reduced crime there. Read More

Gay tourism booming and Rio wants to be its capital

editor editor- July 12, 2011 06:46

The theatre lights dim and a Brazilian supermodel takes to the stage, tanned legs emerging from a skintight miniskirt. Read More

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