DESTINATION/ Brazil: Sensational and Colorful

Brazil is not only about Rio and the Carnival. Discover off the beaten track Brazil, unique culture, sandy beaches and friendly locals.


Travel and Tourism: Brazil on Top of the World

Daniel A. Tanner

Brazil has increasingly attracted the attention of investors from all over the world after its economy proved resilient to the 2008/2009 global economic crisis and recorded positive growth in 2010. This growth has acted as a major magnet to international tourists, which led to positive growth in arrivals in 2010 and more dynamic domestic tourism. Air transportation is increasingly favored by Brazil’s growing number of middle class domestic tourists. This is only likely to increase as th...

Traveler’s Guide to Sao Paulo Attractions

Wayne M. Gore

The numerous Sao Paulo attractions make the city one of Brazil’s major cultural centers, combining ethnic diversity with a wide array of attractions that cater to the many cultural influences. According to the Sao Paulo Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sao Paulo has around 52 different types of cultural cuisines to offer the visitor, while the city itself is host to around 90,000 events each year! Clearly, there is something for everyone in Sao Paulo. When it comes to families, Sao Paulo has s...

World Cup: Huge Economic Impact Expected

Richard Moor

The 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament will generate an economic impact of more than $11.5 billion for the Brazilian economy, according to Embratur, the Brazil Tourism Board. Approximately 7.2 million tourists are expected to travel to Brazil during the tournament, including about 600,000 soccer fans. Public and private interests are investing a total of $20 billion in preparation for the event, according to Embratur. The funds will be allocated to long-term investments and advancements fo...

Salvador de Bahia: Mixture of Cultures

Vanderlei J. Pollack

A city of rich folklore, Salvador has maintained an ambience of archaic mystery that lures many a marveling visitor. The state of Bahia has kept a firm grip on its strong African, Brazilian, and European roots it has acquired throughout 500 years of existence. It is with such African and indigenous background that Salvador is provided with the authentic, mythical appeal it holds today. Through its ability to successfully balance tradition with modernity, Salvador has been able to produce some...

5 Great Places off the Beaten Track

Tomas Haupt

Brazil boasts many instantly recognizable sights: the beaches of Rio, the dense jungle of the Amazon, the mighty Iguazu Falls and of course the Christ Redeemer statue, listed as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. There is however much more to this vast land of natural and cultural contrasts. Most of Brazil remains relatively untouched by international tourism, and a visit to some of the lesser known places can be a hugely rewarding part of a Brazil adventure. Here are 5 such places that a...