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Armed bandits rob German tourists in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Brazilian police say gunmen have attacked a tourist van and robbed nine German tourists visiting Rio de Janeiro.

Foreign tourist kidnapped, raped, robbed in Rio de Janeiro

SAO PAULO, Brazil- A female foreign tourist was kidnapped, raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, police said, highlighting security concerns in the Brazilian city that will host matches in

Mexico and Brazil approve visa exemption

PUEBLA, Mexico - The governments of Mexico and Brazil have agreed to the exemption of the short-stay visas in ordinary passports for their citizens.

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates world’s tallest floating Christmas tree

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The 17th Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree, the world's tallest floating Christmas tree, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was inaugurated Saturday night, December 1st,

American Airlines applies for additional Brazil frequencies

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly 17 additional U.S. – Brazil weekly frequencies later this year.

US cruise passenger dies in Rio de Janeiro

An American woman died aboard a cruise ship that docked at Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, the same ship on which 86 passengers previously fell ill, according to the state-run Brazilian news agency, Agenci

Seychelles tourism delegation heading to Rio for ABAV Exhibition

David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa, UAE, and The Americas will soon be leading a delegation from Seychelles tourism to exhibit and participate at the ABAV Exhibition in Ri

Brazil tourist streetcar crash kills 5, injures 57

At least five people were killed and 53 were injured when a tourist tram was derailed in Brazil's second largest city of Rio de Janeiro, health and rescue officials reported.

Utell Hotels & Resorts adds luxury property in Rio de Janeiro

SCOTTSDALE, DALLAS and LONDON – Rio de Janeiro’s newly renovated Windsor Atlântica Hotel has signed an agreement with Utell® Hotels & Resorts for global representation and marketing, and with Pe

Rio’s notorious shantytown to become a tourist spot

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced plans to turn Rio's Complexo do Alemao shantytown into a tourism spot as recent police operations significant reduced crime there.

Gay tourism booming and Rio wants to be its capital

The theatre lights dim and a Brazilian supermodel takes to the stage, tanned legs emerging from a skintight miniskirt.

British Airways increases flights to Rio de Janeiro

CRAWLEY, England - British Airways is increasing its services to Brazil by doubling its weekly frequency to Rio de Janeiro from three to six flights.

TAM Airlines invests $300 million in Rio operations

LONDON, England - TAM Airlines’ international routes from Rio de Janeiro gain new frequencies as of May and August.

Flooding and mudslides claim more than 400 lives in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Heavy rains, flooding, and mudslides have claimed the lives of at least 400 people in Brazil. Rain has been coming down nonstop in the country since January 1.

Goodwill Ambassador Lily Marinho dies in Rio

NEW YORK, New York - The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced sadness at the death of Goodwill Ambassador and patron of the arts Lily Mari

Low cost transportation options in 10 international airports world airport transfer...

(eTN) - Low-cost airport transportation in Paris, Rome, New York, London, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan, Madrid, and Florence has new affordable options for passengers who don’t want a limous

American Airlines launches Dallas-Rio de Janeiro service

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld(R) alliance, today announced it will begin three days a week service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), and Rio de Janeiro, Brazi

Rio de Janeiro promotes slum tourism

RIO DE JANEIRO — Tourists usually try to run from Rio's notorious slums. Now officials are inviting them to come visit instead.

Aviation news: Executive jet crashes at Rio’s Santos Dumont airport

RIO DE JANEIRO – A small executive jet crashed at Rio's domestic airport Thursday, but all three aboard were rescued without serious injuries.

United pilot detained for dropping his pants at Rio airport

SAO PAULO - A United Airlines pilot was briefly detained in Brazil after lowering his pants during a security screening at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro, police said Saturday.

Christ the Redeemer statue closed indefinitely after heavy rains

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue will be closed indefinitely because of damage to access roads from heavy rains last week, authorities said Tuesday.

Thousands of families evacuated in Rio due to threat of new...

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The threat of new mudslides forced Rio de Janeiro officials to begin removing 2,600 families from at-risk areas Monday and prompted the closure of the trolley ride that leads tourist

Heaviest rains in Rio’s history leave at least 95 dead, 44...

RIO DE JANEIRO – The heaviest rains in Rio de Janeiro's history triggered landslides Tuesday that killed at least 95 people as rising water turned roads into rivers and paralyzed Brazil's second-lar

Rio wins bid for 2016 Olympics

After Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the country and South America is now looking to the benefits that tourism will bring from hosting the event.
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