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Articles tagged “brazil”

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

They're back. The Brazilian economy and Hotel Urbano have both suffered a very rough stretch. Co-founders Joao Ricardo Mendes and Jose Eduardo Mendes have reasserted themselves in leading the company, but haven't publicly articulated in detail how they will navigate their way out of the online travel agency's current predicament. It will definitely be tough going.

1 week ago

JetBlue Founder Neeleman Sees Turnaround at Brazil’s Azul and Portugal’s TAP

While the world is focused on the Rio Olympics and Brazil's economic and political woes, Azul is quietly gaining ground from the back of the pack. The finish line, though, is still out of sight.

1 month ago

Google Maps Comes to Rio’s Favelas for a 360-Degree Video Project

"Rio: Beyond The Map" is Google showing off what destinations can do with its Street View technology to provide an immersive and self-directed virtual experience, combining both 360-degree video and traditional digital content.

2 months ago

Samsung to Publish Some Rio Olympics Programming in Virtual Reality

The Rio Olympics gives Samsung a huge worldwide audience and tons of excellent content opportunities to expand exposure around VR tech.

2 months ago

SeaWorld Blames Attendance Woes on Homebound Brazilians

SeaWorld executives knew they would not see an immediate improvement after changing course over killer whales. External factors mean they may need to be even more patient than expected.

2 months ago

Accor Profit Falls as Travelers Book Fewer Rooms in France and Brazil

Considering a quarter of Accor's rooms are in France, the hotel operator had a decent quarter. But will demand soon fall further in the company's key markets?

2 months ago

Tourists to Brazil Olympics Should Bring Translation Apps

Brazil has enough Olympics issues to deal with beyond worrying about how tourists will communicate with business owners. In the grand scheme of the global event, the language barrier is muito pequeno (very small).

2 months ago

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Travel to the U.S. is more resilient than some other countries, but there are already warning signs that the current climate should be cause for concern.

2 months ago

Following the Attack in France, Brazil Ramps Up Security for the Rio Olympics

Brazil my have some serious financial challenges right now, but one thing countries tend to put first is security.

2 months ago

The Rio Olympic Games Are Already $1.6 Billion Over Budget

For some reason we don't think Brazilians will cheer the news that the Olympic Games in Rio are shaping up to be cheaper than summer games in other destinations, especially with this study pointing to overruns of more than $1 billion.

3 months ago

Brazil Says It’s Ready for Olympics Despite Zika and Body Parts on Beaches

Brazil longs for the glory days when people were worried it couldn't pull off the World Cup because a few stadium seats were wobbly. Oh, the glory days of event tourism.

3 months ago

Even as Tourism Numbers Drop, Rio’s Olympic Organizers Remain Optimistic

We want to believe that, like the World Cup, Rio's Olympics will be a success. But it's really hard to keep on believing they will be given these numbers, and the recent resignation of the country's tourism minister, following accusations he accepted improper campaign gifts.

3 months ago