Articles tagged “rio de janiero”

Tourism

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

The intention is sensible, but banning beachgoers doesn't sound enforceable, as many other countries have already proven.

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Coronavirus

Rio’s Copacabana Palace Closes Over Coronavirus Fears

The Copacabana is the latest high-profile hotel casualty following the coronavirus wipeout of global tourism. Let's hope for a recovery in time for Carnival 2021.

Rio’s Copacabana Palace Closes Over Coronavirus Fears

Tourism

Rio de Janeiro’s Neighborhood Tourism Is Taking a Hit From Rising Violence

Slum tourism has always been a complicated subject: Are rich visitors exploiting or helping the local communities? In Rio de Janeiro, this moral question is becoming secondary to concerns about safety.

Rio de Janeiro’s Neighborhood Tourism Is Taking a Hit From Rising Violence

Tourism

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

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.

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Hotels

Airbnb Has a Golden Moment at the Rio Olympics

For all the challenges facing this year's Summer Games, chief among them a lack of hotel rooms, the beauty of Airbnb's flexible supply scheme makes it ideal for major events like the Olympics.

Airbnb Has a Golden Moment at the Rio Olympics

Tourism

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.

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

Tourism

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.

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

Tourism

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

At this stage it looks as if Rio 2016 will be the "Heaven's Gate" of sporting events: long, drawn-out, and a financial disaster. It's yet another compelling argument that big events don't always mean smart tourism.

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

Tourism

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Remember when we all thought the Brazil World Cup was going to be a disaster and it wasn't. Although we wish we could say we'll be wrong about the Olympics in the same way, Brazilian officials are making it really hard to be optimistic.

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Tourism

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much

Rare is the big event that makes money for the people who live in the destination where it takes place. To do so requires long-term thinking and tourism development rather than immediate gratification, which is a problem for many cities.

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much