Articles tagged “brazil”

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Liliana Michelena, Associated Press

Tourism officials said Carnival in 2017 drew 1.1 million tourists and had an economic impact of $912 million. The quandary is whether Rio can afford to invest more funds into Carnival 2018 when the economic crisis is acute.

1 month ago

Brazil’s Business Travelers Haven’t Returned to Frequent Flying Yet

Brazil’s Business Travelers Haven’t Returned to Frequent Flying Yet

Esha Dey and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Business travel spending dropped in Brazil in 2016, and continued uncertainty in the market is making a recovery difficult. Will companies get used to keeping employees off the road?

1 month ago

Brazil May Have the World’s Biggest Destination Marketing Potential

Brazil May Have the World’s Biggest Destination Marketing Potential

Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

The highest gap between potential in tourism in the world and what's been realized so far is Brazil. Despite obstacles, better marketing and more private-public coordination could boost visitors.

2 months ago

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over in a Hopeful Prelude to a Tourism Rebound

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over in a Hopeful Prelude to a Tourism Rebound

Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

Now that the health emergency has ended, the country's tourism industry and destination marketers ought to consider a coordinated ad campaign as a way to restore formerly high visitor counts.

3 months ago

Concur Enters Brazil While Betting on Biz Travel Rebound

Concur Enters Brazil While Betting on Biz Travel Rebound

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Brazil is already big for Concur, and will likely remain a strong market for business travel as its economy rebounds from a severe downturn. Hopefully, the country's political dysfunction won't get in the way of an economic recovery.

5 months ago

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel spending has increased tremendously in India and Brazil since 2000 — but most of that money is spent domestically. As those and other markets continue to change — and global politics shift — will the future bring more or fewer international business trips?

6 months ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

10 months ago

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

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

Fabiola Moura and Julia Leite, Bloomberg

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.

12 months ago

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

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

Greg Oates, Skift

"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.

12 months ago

Samsung to Publish Some Rio Olympics Programming in Virtual Reality

Samsung to Publish Some Rio Olympics Programming in Virtual Reality

Nicole Piper, Bloomberg

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

12 months ago

SeaWorld Blames Attendance Woes on Homebound Brazilians

SeaWorld Blames Attendance Woes on Homebound Brazilians

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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.

12 months ago

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

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

Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

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?

1 year ago