Christmas in “Christmas” - Traditions and festive celebrations in city of Natal

Predominantly Catholic, Brazil celebrates Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Natal (the Portuguese word for Christmas) became a national celebration in Brazil during the seventeenth century and with Christmas Day celebrated on the 25th December. Crowned as the “dia de festas” (mother of all festivals) Christmas is a popular festivity enjoyed by young… Read more »

Positive house price growth reported for Brazil

Brazilian house prices continue to grow as seen in the latest Global House Price Index released by Knight Frank (Q3 2015). The respected index reports that Brazil has shown a 2.4% growth in house prices over the past 12 months (Q3 2014 – Q3 2015). Overall, global house prices have increased by 2.7% with 45… Read more »

Q&A with Miler Reis, Sales Director of Ritz-G5

What is your role in Ritz-G5? As commercial director, the main aspects of my role are creating marketing policies, training internal and external sales teams and ensuring that Ritz-G5 stands out as a brand offering the best products at great prices as well as competitive conditions of payment. How long have you been involved with… Read more »

From Singapore to Natal, Accor takes on the world

AccorHotels is known across the world thanks to its portfolio of hotel chains. The French company owns and runs everything from budget chains like Ibis to luxury brands such as Sofitel and Pullman. Now, Accor has added to the top end of its offering thanks to the purchase of FRHI Holdings. The transaction means that… Read more »

Ritz-G5 releases new Brazil Economic and Real Estate Report, Autumn 2015

Following on from the hugely successful Spring edition, leading Brazilian developer Ritz-G5 have released their ‘Brazil Economic & Real Estate Report, Autumn 2015’ report. This fully updated new report considers all aspects of Brazil’s economic status and real estate market, providing a cohesive and comprehensible analysis, essential reading for any potential investor. The report, exclusively from Ritz-G5, also includes… Read more »

Rio 2016 unveils Paralympic Torch

With the four Paralympic values inscribed on its side in Braille, the torch will spread the spirit of the Games across Brazil. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch has been unveiled. With a design that celebrates diversity and equality, the iconic symbol that will spread the spirit of the Games and the Paralympic values around Brazil… Read more »