Brazil is strengthening the number of plane slots and staff at their airports to make sure smooth travel for the rooters as well as the fans headed for the Confederations Cup, which is actually a dry run for the football World Cup in 2014, stated local authorities.
Air traffic will be a huge challenge during the football event that will start from 15th June and will go on till 30th June. According to reports, the authorities are expecting 335000 passengers to visit the 6 host cities including Sao Paulo, which is home to the nation's main international airport.
Brazil's business travel market will the travel market of the United Kingdom within 2 years if supply can cope, stated a Global Business Travel Association report. At present, Brazil is at number 8 spot in the global corporate travel rankings but, it will overtake countries like France, Italy and the United Kingdom by the year 2015. This year, spend in Brazil is set to reach US$ 34.5 billion, an increase of 14.3 percent. The bulk of this, US$ 27 billion, is spent on local travel, but the increase rate of international outbound travel, at twenty percent previous year, is outstripping this.
Yoani Sanchez, the Cuban dissident blogger, traveled to Brazil on Sunday. This is the start of a long travel which will see in several countries in the recent few weeks. Thirty seven year old Sanchez is a well known critic of Raul Castro, the President of Cuba. Foe so long time she has been denied the white card - the exit permit to leave the country. The award winning blogger had got many invitations from many countries earlier.
A huge mass of Soka University students will visit Brazil next month to see what will happen when they will provide the rural Brazilian teenagers the opportunity to stand behind a lens. A group of 12 students along with their guide and Professor Ian Read will travel for 12 hours on the rural highways to reach the impoverished town of Vale do Jeguitinhonha in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern part of Brazil.
Sir Michael Palin, the well known glove trotter a celebrated travel writer, is still very passionate to explore the world as he was earlier. He still possesses the energy to enjoy his life. Recently, he finished a book as well as a television series called Brazil, which is about his travel experiences in South America’s biggest country. Even after globetrotting for years, he is still hungry for more adventure.
The deal between Brazil and the European Union on short stay visa release for the European Union citizens has not started as it was planned earlier on 1st October, 2012. Since the release has not started, the foreign ministry has asked all the travelers, who were hatching a plan to go to Brazil, to contact the nearby Brazilian Embassy to get the necessary visa. The nearby Brazilian embassy, which is located nearby is in Sweden.
The government of Brazil has unveiled a campaign to draw in 133 billion reais (i.e. £42 billion) investment to help the travel infrastructure of the country. This program is a part of the bid to meliorate the railroads and road links in this South American nation before the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
In Brazil, the Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP is flourishing their operations as a part of US $ 1.7 billion venture taking control of a big highway toll company.
On Monday, Sam Pollock, the chief executive of Brookfield told that it is a nation in which they have a whole lot of confidence and they also have a good investment track record operating. Therefore, they are on the lookout for scopes in Brazil and this was a path they might get into one of the leading toll road franchises in Brazil.
Rio-de-Janerio celebrates Back2 Black festival every year with much fanfare. This festival is a link of the black culture of Brazil and Africa. This event was held in a huge abandoned railway station. The stage was transformed with elaborate lighting, banners and art work. The main hall, vaults and a third along the river was given a different form. The former cultural minister of Brazil, Gilberto Gil acted as the host for this three day festival co-produced with Barbican. This festival witnessed the arrival of celebs from Africa, Brazil and also other countries.
Under prolonged pressure from FIFA, Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian President has announced the irregular break of a law forbidding the sale and consumption of beer in stadiums for duration of football World Cup 2014 scheduled to be held in Brazil.
The proclamation comes following months of domestic political discussion in Brazil as well as different acrimonious substitutes between the Brazilian authorities and FIFA.