ZIKA VIRUS: BRAZIL INSISTS ON THE SAFETY OF RIO OLYMPICS

Bill Alen -
Brazil’s Sports Minister, Leonardo Picciani, announced that Rio de Janeiro is prepared to host the Olympic Games, rejecting any concerns over the Zika virus outbreak in the country. He stated that eve...

TOURISM IN RIO LOST USD 100 MILLION DUE TO VIOLENCE

Ashley Nault -
Tourism industry in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro lost about R $ 320 million (about US$ 100 million) in revenue in the first four months of this year due to crime and violence. These are the f...

ZIKA: LATIN AMERICAN TOURISM IS LIKELY TO SUFFER HEAVY LOSSES

Daniel A. Tanner -
The spread of the Zika virus is increasingly worrying the Latin American tourism authorities as well as the international professionals. According to estimates, the affected countries in Latin America...

NEW VISA WAIVER TO BOOST BRAZILIAN TOURISM

Chris Grad -
Brazilian president, Michel Temer, is seeking to attract more foreign investment and visitors to Brazil through a new visa waiver program. The aim is to help Brazilian tourism as well as the Latin Ame...

BUENOS AIRES CELEBRATES THE CURRENT TOURISM RECOVERY

Gregory Dolgos -
After two years of decreased tourism activity, the authorities of the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires report a tourism recovery. From August 2016 to July 2017 the average growth per month amounted to...
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