Singapore remains Asia’s biggest investor in overseas property

Real estate firm CBRE has identified Singapore as the top Asian investor in 2014 with US$11.9 billion  of cross-border real estate investment, an increase from 2013. Overseas investments by Singapore-based property investors rose to US$11.9 billion last year from US$9.4 billion in 2013, according to estimates by CBRE, making the city-state Asia’s largest source of outbound… Read more »

Ritz-G5 brings in the Chinese New Year with lively Singapore event

With Chinese New Year celebrations taking place around the world, Ritz-G5 was delighted to host a lively event on 3 March 2015 at Gardens by the Bay to welcome in the year of the sheep. The event saw more than 800 people in attendance, enjoying good company, traditional entertainment and a fabulous feast. The entertainment… Read more »

Brazil’s Rousseff asks nation to back austerity plan

President Dilma Rousseff appealed to Brazilians on Sunday to back fiscal austerity policies, while saying that the belt-tightening will last as long as needed and results will only start showing at the end of this year. With the economy stalled and ties with her coalition allies in disarray due to a corruption probe at state-run… Read more »

Tourism triumphs in Brazil as country welcomes 6.21% more visitors

Lonely Planet calls it ‘one of the world’s most captivating places’. Rough Guides exclaims ‘it’s fair to say that nowhere in the world do people enjoy themselves more’. STA Travel simply call it ‘unforgettable’. Brazil is an addictive land. A melting pot of diverse experiences, melded together with a captivating culture, the warmth of the… Read more »

TAM Airlines launches new route from Orlando to Brazil

The new year will bring new international flights to Orlando, including another route to one of the region’s top overseas market. In summer 2015, TAM Airlines will add a new nonstop daily route from Orlando International Airport to Brasília International Airport in Brazil. The new service will begin June 12 and depart daily from Orlando… Read more »

Foreign tourists spend 6% more in Brazil

According to data released by the Central Bank of Brazil, between January and October, foreign tourists visiting the country spent USD 5.915 billion dollars. This figure represents an increase of 6.21% compared to the first ten months of last year, when spending amounted to USD 5.569 billion. In October, the foreign exchange earned from spending… Read more »