Articles tagged “Rio de Janeiro”

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 years ago

Brazil Tourism President on the Aftermath of Rio’s Olympic Games

Brazil Tourism President on the Aftermath of Rio’s Olympic Games

Greg Oates, Skift

Few other Olympic Games in recent memory created as much controversy as Rio 2016, but all of the airport, hotel, and transportation upgrades bode well for continued tourism development over the long-term.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago

Olympics Tourists Will See Different Sides of Rio Depending on Which Events They Attend

Olympics Tourists Will See Different Sides of Rio Depending on Which Events They Attend

Alexander McIntyre, Bloomberg

There are only so many Band-Aids you can put on a bad situation before they no longer stick. In Rio's case, it can probably manage to keep the bandages on for a few weeks for the sake of tourism but much larger problems loom for the long-term.

3 years ago

Airbnb Rentals for Rio Olympics Are Very Expensive Right Now

Airbnb Rentals for Rio Olympics Are Very Expensive Right Now

Wei Lu and Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

What many people don't understand about Airbnb is that it's not really about the price, it's about the product.

3 years ago

Tourists to Brazil Olympics Should Bring Translation Apps

Tourists to Brazil Olympics Should Bring Translation Apps

Peter Prengaman and Stan Lehman, Associated Press

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).

3 years ago

Olympic Committee Promises Rio Is ‘Ready to Welcome the World’

Olympic Committee Promises Rio Is ‘Ready to Welcome the World’

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

Host cities tend to pull it together at the last minute, so that may happen here, too. But a lot has to go right for Rio to make the Olympics a success.

3 years ago

The Rio Olympic Games Are Already $1.6 Billion Over Budget

The Rio Olympic Games Are Already $1.6 Billion Over Budget

Blake Schmidt, Bloomberg

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 years ago

With Two Months to Go, Rio Braces for an Olympics Fraught With Challenges

With Two Months to Go, Rio Braces for an Olympics Fraught With Challenges

David Biller, Bloomberg

Brazil pulled off the World Cup in 2014 with few problems, but a repeat success is less certain this time around.

3 years ago

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Rio de Janeiro Hopes Event Tourism will be a Driver of Major Change

Rio de Janeiro Hopes Event Tourism will be a Driver of Major Change

Mastercard + Skift

Whether or not major sporting spectacles like the Olympics and the World Cup are truly driving positive change, these mega events at least have the world watching (which, in turn, should drive change, right?). This is an extract from Future Cities.

4 years ago

Rio Mayor Dismisses Concerns About Olympics Preparation

Rio Mayor Dismisses Concerns About Olympics Preparation

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

The Brazilian government proved its aptitude for pulling together a global event during the World Cup, which should keep critics at bay until just weeks before the games.

5 years ago