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Air Seychelles launches codeshare service to Brazil

The national airline of Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles, has introduced a new extension to its international network to Brazil through codeshare with Etihad Airways. The airline will now offer connections to São Paulo via Abu Dhabi through its partner airline from the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1978, Air Seychelles primarily offers international flights… Read more »

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Brazil eases visa rules ahead of Rio 2016

With only 60 days left until Rio 2016 Olympics, Brazil has eased visa rules for Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese tourists. Effective as of June 1, the waiver program is expected to attract more than the originally planned number of tourists. The projections of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) show that as many as 500,000… Read more »

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As many as 86% of Brazilians will choose domestic destinations in 2016

  Brazilians are showing preference to visiting domestic destinations instead of traveling abroad. According to the Consumer Survey – Travel Intent, the Ministry of Tourism 86% of Brazilians will travel to domestic destinations this year. During the first quarter of 2016, 69.8% of purchased holiday packages were to destinations within Brazil and only 30.2% international… Read more »

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Brazil’s hotel sector boasts over 90% occupancy rate

With most Brazilians choosing domestic destinations instead of traveling abroad this year, coupled by as many as 500,000 international tourists forecast to visit the country this summer for Rio Olympics 2016, Brazil’s hotel sector occupancy rate is already reaching over 90% in some of the major destinations. The Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry (ABIH… Read more »

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Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay takes its first steps in Greece

With only 100 days left until Summer Olympic Games 2016 begin in Rio de Janiero, the first summer games to be held in South America, the Olympic flame was lit at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, marking the official start of torch relay. After the lighting ceremony, the torch relay travelled to Pyrgos where… Read more »