National Day statement from Ritz-G5

Ritz-G5’s CEO, Luiz Fernandes wrote a letter to Ritz-G5’s Asian clients congratulating them on Singapore’s 50th anniversary. In his letter, Fernandes notes Ritz-G5’s success in Asia as well as introducing a new project. Dear Valued Clients of Ritz-G5, It is with great honour that Ritz-G5 is able to witness the momentous 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence…. Read more »


Holiday Inn Hotel Opens in Natal, Brazil

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the Holiday Inn® Natal hotel. The new build, 216-room property is located in the northeastern city of Natal, the capital and largest city of the State of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. The hotel is conveniently situated in the… Read more »


Brazil expects tourism boost from Olympics 2016

Brazil expects to receive more than half a million foreign tourists with the staging of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, according to a report of the Brazilian Tourism Institute (EMBRATUR). The country received 6.4 million foreign tourists in 2014, the year of the Football World Cup, representing an increase of 10.6% over 2013. This increase… Read more »


Flights to South America On the Rise

The number of passengers between the U.S. and Brazil has nearly doubled in the last five years. Air travel to South America is booming with American, Azul, JetBlue, and LATAM launching new routes and nonstop services from U.S. gateways to points in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. In fact, the number of passengers between the… Read more »


Last chance to support Team GB at Rio 2016

Those looking to support Team GB in Rio have another chance to buy tickets for the 2016 Olympic Games (15-21 August). The second individual ticket request phase opened last week (Wednesday 3 June) and will close at 2pm on Wednesday (10 June). Members of the public can register their interest for tickets online during this… Read more »


Lummertz Named Embratur Chief Under New Regime

Brazil’s Tourism Board (Embratur) named Vinicius Lummertz, a former official at the country’s Ministry of Tourism and one-time secretary of tourism for the city of Florianopolis, its president this week. Lummertz replaces Vincente Neto, who had headed the agency since March. Lummertz’ appointment to the post follows the April naming of Henrique Eduardo Alves as… Read more »