Maraca Stadium, world famous soccer stadium, originally built in 1950 to host FIFA World Cup. It will host 2014 World Cup and opening & closing ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15 facts about Rio 2016 Olympics

  With less than 40 days to go until the Opening Ceremony for Rio 2016 Olympics, last minute preparations are in full swing around the country. Multi award-winning developer, Ritz-G5, based in Brazil’s “City of the Sun” Natal offers to take a moment and read 15 interesting facts about Rio 2016 Olympics. Here are Ritz-G5’s… Read more »

Fishing boat on the beach of Natal, Brazil

Brazil sees a boom in Australian tourists

Brazil sees a boom in Australian tourists, with numbers up by 58 percent in March compared with the same time last year. Indeed, Brazil is seeking to further strengthen its presence in the Australian market with the recent visa waiver introduced for Australian citizens visiting Brazil between June 1 and September 18. Furthermore, Brazil’s Consulate-General… 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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Q&A with Galileu Bellincanta, Chief Engineer of Ritz-G5

What is your role in Ritz-G5? I’m the Chief Engineer of Ritz-G5, managing the engineering department. How long have you been involved with the company? I have been working for the company for six years now. What does your typical day look like? No two days are the same, from visiting building sites to meetings… Read more »