Tourism Industry News
On the road to Rio For the 2016 Olympics
Travel agents don’t have to wait six years to sell their clients on Rio de Janeiro. The members of the Brazil Tour Operators Association are now offering some great deals to one of the most besutiful cities in the world.
And you can bet that North Americans will get a warm welcome as the people of Rio, the Cariocas, are still celebrating winning the Olympic bid for the summer games in 2016.
Spectacularly sited between towering mountains and lush natural parks and surrounded by turquoise water and miles and miles of white sand beaches, Rio is a feast for the eyes and the senses.
Americans come to this sophisticated city for its sizzling, non-stop nightlife, world-class dining and its infectious party atmosphere – and not just during Carnival.
Balmy breezes and the sounds of samba and pagode fill the air all year round. And then there are the beaches – 55 miles of them – with names like Ipanema, Copacabana, Saõ Conrado, Leblon and Barra.
This Cidade Maravilhosa, or marvelous city, is especially dramatic when viewed from the 1,300-foot Pão de Açúcar, Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Visitors have a choice of two cable cars or – for the very intrepid – climbing. Rising 2,330 feet above the city is Corcovado Mountain, with a 98-foot statue of Christ and another panoramic view of dramatic Rio.
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