HotelsGuru.com adds Brazil for new destination in South America.
January 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsThe leading online travel agency, HotelsGuru.com launch the new destination in South America including Brazil to provide the low hotel rates. HotelsGuru.com is the online travel agency based in Bangkok, Thailand establish since 2003. We have planned to launch more destination every week not just in Europe, but also any where around the world.
Brazil, is the largest and most populous country in South Amercia; and the fifth largest in the world in both area and population. Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, it is the easternmost country of America and borders every other South American country other than Ecuador and Chile. Brazil was discovered by Portugal and it is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. It is a multiracial country with a population composed of European, Amerindian, African and Asian elements. The country's Roman Catholic population is the single largest of any country in the world.
Brazil is making an effort to attract a larger number of international tourists. This year, according to an advertisement developed by the Ministry of Tourism near the end of 2006, the federal government is investing US$ 120 million in order to promote Brazil as a tourist destination abroad. Revenues from tourism should increase from US$ 150 million in 2008 to US$ 200 million in 2009. The year of 2006 was a record-breaking one for Brazilian tourism. Between January and November, foreigners spent US$ 3.9 billion in the country, 1.42% more than the amount spent in all of 2005.
In a ranking by journalists at the Lonely Planet travel guide, Brazil and Morocco featured among the best international tourist destinations for 2007. The list includes eleven countries and is headed by China.