Interest in holidays to Brazil continues

Interest in Brazil is not waning as a tourist destination, one expert has said.

General manager of the London Tourist Office of the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, Tom Falcao, pointed out that most of the hotels in the South American country are already fully-booked for the Christmas and New Year season.

He also said that bookings are continuing in much the same way as they did last year, especially for Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, despite the publicity surrounding the credit crunch.

Explaining the reasoning behind the continuing popularity of the country among people going on their holidays, Mr Falcao said: “The variety of tourism one can find in Brazil at the moment is amazing.”

He added that available holiday types include diving trips, adventure breaks and eco-tourism opportunities.

Popular tourist attractions for people in Rio de Janeiro include Cristo Redentor – the statue that overlooks the city from the Corcovado mountain – and Sugarloaf, the peak that offers views from Copacabana beach to Corcovado.

However, there is also Maracana, Brazil’s temple of football, which recommends as “an intense, quasi-psychedelic experience” and which has its own in-house football museum.

Anyone looking for something different to do in Brazil could also consider a trip to Chapadao, which is rumoured to be a place frequently visited by alien spacecraft, according to Brazil’s ministry of tourism.

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