Natal to continue Investing for the Future

One infrastructure project that played a pivotal role in the success of Natal as a host city, enabling hundreds of thousands of football fans to come and see the games, was the completion of the new Greater Natal International Airport. The impressive terminus, the first to be privately operated in Brazil, welcomed passengers from all… Read more »

Sport raises housing stakes in Brazil

Analysts split on role World Cup has played in surging market in Brazil, writes Peta Tomlinson After successfully staging football’s World Cup, Brazil has something else to offer: property. However, will time ever be called on a bull run that has seen house prices almost double since 2008? Fitch Ratings kicked off the conversation with… Read more »

Natal plans US$360mn infrastructure works

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte state capital Natal is planning to invest 817mn reais (US$360mn) in projects from 2014-16 to improve the city’s transportation and waterworks infrastructure. Falling under phase 2 of the country’s growth acceleration plan PAC, some 104mn reais are being used to build four bus routes. Another 322mn reais will go toward… Read more »

TripAdvisor Reveals The Costs To Visit Brazil’s Soccer Host Cities

TripAdvisor reveals the results of its TripIndex Soccer, a cost-comparison of what travelers headed to Brazil for the upcoming soccer tournament will spend in each of the 12 host cities. According to the TripIndex, Rio de Janeiro is the most expensive city to visit, while fans traveling to watch the U.S. team’s group round matches… Read more »

Brazil Promises ‘Greenest FIFA World Cup’

Brazil announced a package of pollution-cutting measures Tuesday aimed at making this year’s World Cup more environmentally friendly, ranging from an emissions-trading scheme to a “green passport” smart-phone application. “We want to score green goals,” said Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira at a press conference announcing the initiative. The World Cup and other major sports events… Read more »

Brazil progress to Confederations Cup fi

Brazil progress to Confederations Cup final The Brazilian national team confirmed their place in the final of the Confederation Cup on home soil last night, with a win over fellow South Americans Uruguay. Phil Scolari’s side did not have it all their own way however, as it took a late goal from Tottenham target Paulinho… Read more »

Brazil ‘great environment’ for UK invest

Brazil ‘great environment’ for UK investors The rise of Brazil as a tourism hotspot has led to a whole host of people discovering what the nation has to offer. According to new figures just released, a record number of tourists were recorded travelling to the nation in 2012, with 5,433,354 people taking a trip to… Read more »