Brazil to revamp venue offer

Brazil plans to revamp its hotel ratings system and refurbish 13 sports stadiums by 2014 in preparation for hosting the Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazil to revamp venue offer
Brazil to revamp venue offer

Venue developments will include the £250m refurbishment of Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã Soccer Stadium and the opening of a football museum.

"There will be a huge amount of hotel investment coming from international hotel chains," said Brazil Tourist Office director Glauco Chris Fuzinatto.

The country is also introducing an international one-to-five-star hotel grading system.

Rio de Janeiro's airport capacity will grow to 20 million a year by 2014.

Brazil's conference and incentive business is expected to increase by at least 7% in each year leading up to the events.

 

 

 

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