Articles tagged “rio de janiero”

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

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

Renata Brito, Associated Press

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.

11 months ago

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 year ago

Airbnb Has a Golden Moment at the Rio Olympics

Airbnb Has a Golden Moment at the Rio Olympics

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

David Biller, Bloomberg

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

2 years ago

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

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

Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

Randall Woods, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Anna Edgerton and Raymond Colitt, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

One of Brazil’s Best Athletes Is Telling Tourists to Skip the Olympics

One of Brazil’s Best Athletes Is Telling Tourists to Skip the Olympics

Associated Press

It seems a bit extreme to try to scare everyone away, but this year's Olympic games so far are becoming the worst-case-scenario that 2014's World Cup was able to avoid.

2 years ago

Olympics Tour Operators Already Worry Zika Will Be Bad for Business

Olympics Tour Operators Already Worry Zika Will Be Bad for Business

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

We would agree that there has been an overreaction at this point, but we'd also recommend buyers take a look at their travel insurance policies.

3 years ago

Zika Likely Won’t Stop the Olympics, Only War Has Prevented the Games

Zika Likely Won’t Stop the Olympics, Only War Has Prevented the Games

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

If poor facilities and filthy conditions in the water can't stop it, a public health crisis probably won't either.

3 years ago

Brazil’s Aviation Dreams Are Turning Into a Recession-Fueled Nightmare

Brazil’s Aviation Dreams Are Turning Into a Recession-Fueled Nightmare

Fabiola Moura, Fabiola Moura

Having empty airports is better than having no infrastructure at all -- or a crumbling one.

3 years ago