Populous builds a sustainable football stadium in Brazil

A roof to shield spectators from the sun and stands designed to catch the prevailing sea breeze are included in its thoughtful design. Populous has designed a world class football stadium with a difference. One of four stadiums built for the 2014 football world cup in Brazil, the Arena das Dunas, was conceived as a… Read more »

Brazil benefits from the ‘tourism revolution’

Brazil is being shaped by two revolutions which will benefit tourism into the country in the years to come, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Speaking at an event at WTM Latin America to mark the launch of the new Braztoa Yearbook, UNWTO director Marcio Favilla said Brazil was perfectly placed to take advantage… Read more »

Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio

Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country’s goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil’s best ever Olympics haul. Hilton told Reuters that all venues are now on schedule, pollution problems are being addressed, environmental concerns answered, legacy initiatives… Read more »

Game on: Rio Olympics puts South America in the spotlight

As WTM Latin America opens its doors this week, TTG looks at the growing significance of the region as a holiday destination South America is once again set to be thrust into the spotlight with the Olympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro next year. The event comes only two years after the World Cup… Read more »

LATAM Group to establish north-eastern Brazilian hub

TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas) CEO Claudia Sender says the carrier’s parent firm, LATAM Airlines Group SA, is to develop a new hub in Brazil’s north-east to compliment its São Paulo Guarulhos, Rio de Janeiro Int’l, and Brasilia operations in the country’s south. In addition to opening up the country’s less accessible north… Read more »

Robust outlook for Brazilian hotels despite economic challenges

At the end of 2014, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) released its latest Lodging Industry in Numbers Brazil 2014 annual publication, which surveys 450 Brazilian hotels, providing the audience with an excellent insight into the Brazilian hospitality market changes during 2013. Despite a fair share of challenges that the Brazilian economy is facing, the hospitality market… Read more »