Posts Tagged ‘ Brazil ’

Put down the camera!

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Whether you stayed put in Blighty (brrrrr!) or escaped to sunnier climes, I hope you had great Easter

The Conran Shop launches ‘Holiday Shop’

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By

Forget the cold and check out the Conran Shop’s new holiday collection

Perfect Paraty

Mar 27th, 2013 | By

Brazil’s Costa Verde coastline has plenty of places to entice travellers who manage to tear themselves away from Rio de Janeiro but, in my mind, peaceful Paraty – particularly the old colonial centre – is the state’s star attraction

Ilha Grande: island of dreams

Mar 25th, 2013 | By

Just when I thought the whole world had been completely Google mapped and Starbucksified, I stumbled across the Brazilian island of Ilha Grande – a two and hour half bus and boat trip away from Rio

Visa victory

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

Hurray! David Cameron has declared he will make things easier for Indian businessmen and women, along with Indian students, to visit the UK by offering a same day visa service

‘Express kidnapping’ on the rise in South and Central America

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Express kidnapping is on the rise in South and Central America, according to red24’s Threat Forecast 2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces New York City breaks tourism record again in 2012

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

City’s Tourism Industry generated $55.3 Billion in economic impact and employed 356,000 New Yorkers in the City’s hospitality sector across all five boroughs

What’s hot: January 2013

Dec 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Peckham and Virginia are making waves, but there’s criticism for cruise ships and the Chancellor’s increase of APD

Best value winter hotspots for British holidaymakers heading overseas

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

Save as they samba: British Pound 17 per cent stronger vs Brazilian Real compared to 12 months ago; that’s an extra £86.78 in holidaymakers’ pockets for every £500 spent

What’s hot: October 2012

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month business class passengers, Barcelona FC and boozy Brits are all generating media inches

British Cinema to take centre stage at Rio Film Festival

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

This year’s Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival is set to pay homage to the UK film industry, marking the Olympic handover from London to 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro

Where the experts holiday: travel writer, Robin Nowacki

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Travel journalist, Robin Nowacki, has written on travel destinations from Mexico to the Maldives for both consumer and trade publications. Here he shares some of his travel highlights, exclusively with CD-Traveller readers

Planning a gap year? Your money will go further in Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa

Aug 15th, 2012 | By

Britons heading off on a gap year over the coming months can make their money stretch further by avoiding the more traditional destinations and heading instead to Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa

Brazil launches new global advertising campaign

Jul 31st, 2012 | By

Brazil launched its brand new international campaign for tourist promotion during a ceremony held at London Film Museum, last week. Titled ‘The World Meets in Brazil. Come Celebrate Life’ the campaign has been created by the Ministry of Tourism and Embratur (the Brazilian Tourist Board) to promote Brazil as the host of major sporting events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.   The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, attended the launch ceremony of the new campaign together with other
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There’s more to Europe than the Eurozone

Jul 16th, 2012 | By

Britons heading to Europe this summer, hoping to cash in on the Eurozone crisis, may do better to look at some of the countries outside of the Eurozone, according to research carried out by Moneycorp.

Eurovision blinds holidaymakers to other currency opportunities

May 11th, 2012 | By

Britain’s economy may be in recession, but its currency is flying high. The Pound has strengthened against a basket of international currencies

Brazilian festival raises the bar on social snacking

Apr 17th, 2012 | By

When people think of Brazil, they typically think of Carnival, Amazon and amazing beaches. But Brazil is also immensely proud of its bar snacks

Where the experts holiday: John Bosco, Sandemans tour guide

Apr 17th, 2012 | By

Sandeman tour guide, John Bosco, on Brazil, Bermuda and the Big Apple

Whetting your appetite for Paraguay

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

Times are hard, money is tight and credit is in short supply. But life is short too, so don’t pass up Paraguay. Frederic reports on one of South America’s best kept secrets

Brazilian beats

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

Carnival kicks off in Rio this Saturday and Jane has the low-down on what is arguably the greatest show on earth.

But if a break in Brazil isn’t on the cards this month, you can still get into the carnival spirit by giving zumba – the Latin rhythm driven dance craze beloved by Victoria Beckham and Michelle Obama and a whole host of other celebs – a go.

Rio: not just for carnival

Feb 14th, 2012 | By

Read Jane’s article on what is the arguably the world’s greatest party here!

Sporting Brazil

Nov 16th, 2011 | By

Brazil is already gearing up to the two big events that it will hold over the next few years, the World Cup in 2014 and then the 2016 Olympic Games. During our Games next year, Brazil is going to be using Somerset House in London as a sort of exhibition centre to showcase “Casa do Brasil.”

Jamaican Twist at Notting Hill Carnival

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By

London’s Notting Hill Carnival has its roots firmly in the culture of the West Indian island of Trinidad, but since 2003, Jamaican Twist – the only Jamaican float to take part – has been an integral part, winning no less than six awards in the last three years.

Opera houses with impact

Sep 27th, 2011 | By

Acoustic perfection is the resounding star in these temples of high art, but it wouldn’t sound as sweet without the accompanying history and/or visual appeal

What’s hot: September 2011, part two

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. It’s a good month for Brazil and British Airways, while fans of Star Trek are also celebrating

Postcard from Beijing: no 12

Sep 11th, 2011 | By

News and views from CD Traveller’s China correspondent

Regent Street becomes a playground of style for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Sep 8th, 2011 | By

Tonight Regent Street retailers, together with other retailers, restaurants and bars from major international cities, are embracing late night shopping, culinary experiences and entertainment. Over 40 of the Regent Street retailers, bars and restaurants, are taking part in the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and most of the shops will remain open until 11pm offering customers a relaxed evening to enjoy the new collections. Participating flagship brands include Anthropologie (a favourite of Michelle Obama and Kelly Brook), Banana Republic, Jaeger, Armani Exchange, Penhaligon’s, Calvin Klein, Karen
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Come to Brazil

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

The next football world cup is in Brazil in 2014. This winter Brazil will begin a three year campaign to encourage us to visit their country. Using the world cup as bait, they hope to build on the 167,000 of us that visited their country last year.