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Accor set to expand its presence in Brazil

Hotel giant AccorHotels is set to further expand its presence in Brazil and increase the number of hotels it runs in the country by two-thirds within four years. The company aims to have 400 hotels in 163 Brazilian cities by 2020 as it develops the domestic tourism market. The AccorHotels group, one of the largest in… Read more »

Brazil’s visa waiver has a positive effect on tourism

Brazil’s Visa exemption for tourists from United States, Canada, Japan and Australia has already proved to be a positive measure with beneficial impact on tourism sector. The waiver programme came into effect from June 1 and will last until September 18, allowing tourists from these four countries to have a guaranteed visa free entry to… Read more »

International tourists are spending more in Brazil this year

International tourists from across the world are spending more in Brazil this year. According to the information released by the Central Bank, international visitors have spent more than they did in May 2015. In May 2016, foreign exchange revenue was US $ 434 million, against US $ 417 million during the same time last year,… Read more »

Market confidence rises as Brazilians grow more optimistic

Brazilian market confidence rises as Brazilians grow more optimistic of their future. June Consumer Confidence Index (ICC) reveals highest levels in a year. According to a report released by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) there is an evident and gradual improvement in consumer confidence and one of the main factors contributing to the increased levels… Read more »

Q&A with Manuel Micó, Operations Director of Ritz-G5

What is your role in Ritz-G5? My role here at Ritz-G5 is Operations Director. I’m responsible primarily for the coordination of the overall budgets, execution of licensing procedures, negotiation with our strategic supplier as well as the evaluation of new operations. How long have you been involved with the company? I joined the company in… Read more »