With less than three months to go before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is preparing for one of the world’s biggest sporting events. An essential component of the Games is the arrival of the Olympic torch, due to set foot in the state of Ceará in early June where it will spend three days. As this BRIC Group news article reports, in the capital Fortaleza, where locals have just celebrated the city’s 290th anniversary, preparations are well underway.
Tourism in Fortaleza has started the year with higher visitor figures and increased hotel and holiday let occupancy. The recent carnival period was exceptionally good with 5.1 per cent more tourists choosing holidays in Fortaleza. The statistics augur well for 2016 generally, a year when thanks to the Rio Olympic Games Brazil will see its international profile enhanced. This latest article by BRIC Group explains more.
Fortaleza holiday lets feature in the top ten fastest-growing districts in Airbnb’s latest travel trends report. Ranked at number nine for most growth in booking interest during 2015, holiday lets in Fortaleza in Northeast Brazil rub shoulders with districts in well-known tourist hotspots in Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Seville and Dallas. This latest news piece from BRIC Group explains why.
Three large hotels in Fortaleza have recently opened to meet demand from increased tourism in the city, particularly in the business sector. One hotel is located near the highly successful Ceará Conference Centre and the other two in the vicinity of Praia do Futuro, one of the best beaches in Fortaleza. All three hotels have started the season with high occupancy rates as this latest BRIC Group news piece reports.
Fortaleza has been highlighted as one of the hot spots for a New Year’s Eve holiday in Brazil by the Brazilian Tourist Board. This reinforces the popularity of Fortaleza holidays among both foreigners and Brazilians themselves.
Recent awards for tourism in Brazil place Fortaleza at the top of the country for progress in competiveness. Fortaleza in the Northeast already stands out as one of the top places for a holiday in Brazil and this latest award reinforces its appeal.