Travel News - November 2000
Dear fellow Brazil
You know what's good about fall? Pretty soon days are getting
For those among us who can't wait our cure would be a trip
down to the
beaches of the southern hemisphere...
What's new at Universal
For example The
Beach Route available at http://www.SouthAmerica.travel/Brazil-Tours/tours/BRS.html
We changed it so that you are never far away from this water and sand combo.
and then we have extended even farther down. Why not
tango with us?
you'll find our new Tango,Samba,
Waterfalls tour that takes you from Buenos Aires to Rio
de Janeiro passing by the fantastic Iguassu
specials, specials & discounts:
We greet our new tour to Argentina
with a fantastic generous introductory
free additional nights in Rio for you, including all
breakfasts, two sight seeings, and the first dinner upon arrival
break specials and Nature specials are all
flights from Atlanta non-stop to Rio are
being used for the new
season. This is going to make it very convenient for most
US travelers. Just
change once in Atlanta and you've arrived!
What's new in Brazil:
Rio's star rises ever higher.
believe in Rio: Rio is now forth, behind
Sydney, Stockholm and Paris in 2000 for conventions, fairs
and congresses organized
for the travel industry (Journal do Brasil, Oct 16th 2000)
When it comes to conventions and congresses for other industries,
Rio will rise from 12th to 6th on a list of cities on the
American continent estimates the ICCA, the International Congress
and Convention Association (Journal do Brasil, Oct 22nd 2000)
wired fast - now.
As with every change in Brazil, once it is decided it goes
fast: Telemar the
biggest of the four fixed phone lines companies in Rio installed
in July in
Rio alone 228,000 new phone lines. The
cost to have a line installed fell
from US$1117 in 1998 (When there was still the monopoly of
Telerj) to US$25. And the fixed phone line companies
have to be
fast...mobile phones are already seen all over the place.
having more and more signs asking people to turn them off...(JB,
The worlds biggest national park totally within
city boundaries, the
da Tijuca in Rio whose peaks overlook even
and the Sugar loaf mountain. After the renovation of it's
network of windy streets in 1992 it is becoming
increasingly the victim of it's own success.
Driving will be restricted and parking is now made available
just around the
only entrance. The park's small network of narrow roads does
support more then a hundred cars at any given time. News signs
are also set
up to make it easier for hiking visitors to get around.
A hike not to missed will always be the somewhat strenuous
path leading up to the 1012 m (aprox. 3350 feet) Pico da Tijuca
with it's unforgettable view of the city of Rio,
the Corcovado, the Sugar Loaf and the entire Guanabara
bay. Take lots of water, it takes about two hours from the
entrance and no,
sorry, there is no restaurant on top.
>From all of us at Universal
Understanding we are wishing you a nice
with your family or ... a unforgettable trip to Brazil!
get to know another mind...