Science & Technology | jan 17, 2019

The Oil industry is expected to create 400 thousand jobs and bring $ 1 trillion Reais
to Rio

Interview - Milton Costa Filho, secretary general of the Brazilian Institute of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels IBP
Brazil is leaving behind the crisis in the Oil & Gas industry. The change in the regulatory framework and the new rounds of auctions of pre-salt oil attracted not only large companies in the market and brought to the country approximately $ 30 billion Reais (USD 7 billion) in two years. In the next few years, the industry is expected to create 400 thousand new jobs and bring $ 1 trillion Reais (USD 258 billion) more in investments to Rio de Janeiro. The secretary general of the Brazilian Institute of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (IBP), Milton Costa Filho, spoke with Rio Press Office. Read below:

Travel & Tourism| jan 16, 2019

Christ the Redeemer, is one of the most popular destinations among Uber users

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro and Brazil’s benchmark, is one of the 15 most popular destinations in 2018, determined by a survey made through private transport app Uber, considering the trips made by their users in the 21 countries where they operate. Two New York (USA) destinations are at the top of the list: The Empire State Building and The One World Trade Center (listed on Uber by its former name, Freedom Tower).

Travel & Tourism| jan 15, 2019

New companies, gastronomic market and Ferris wheel stir the Rio Port Area

Almost 10 years after its revitalization began, the Rio de Janeiro port area, which became a symbol of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is being prepared for the arrival of seven new companies and two new leisure ventures: a gastronomic center and a Ferris wheel. In addition, the last VLT line begins operating until the end of the year, the modern train that runs through the downtown area, connecting the bus terminal to Santos Dumont airport.

Events| jan 14, 2019

Japanese culture takes over the summer in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro will be taken over by Japanese culture. From the 25th to the 27th, Riocentro, in the city’s West Side, will host the second edition of River Matsuri. The festival allows locals and tourists to immerse in the Japanese universe without traveling to the East. The idea is to transform the space into a little piece of Japan, with gastronomic experiences, cultural exhibitions, folklore dances, sporting and artistic presentations, among other attractions. Tickets are on sale.

Events | jan 11, 2019

Rio sets record for tourists at New Year’s Eve

For the first time in history, the New Year’s Eve celebration held at Copacabana Beach, in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro, had more tourists than residents in the metropolitan area. The celebration - over 10 hours of concerts and 14 minutes of a firework display, gathered 2.8 million people, with 1.4 million tourists. The data are part of a survey conducted by Riotur - a company linked to the city hall, responsible for promoting tourism - on the night of December 31. Of the total number of visitors, 155,000 were foreigners and 1,245 from other parts of Brazil.