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Orange County Recognized by Brazilian Tourism Federation

Laiz Rodrigues, president of the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce presents a special award to Mayor Teresa Jacobs to recognize Orange County’s partnership with Brazil.


The Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce recently presented Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs with a special award from FENACTUR, the Brazilian National Federation of Tourism, recognizing Orange County’s dynamic economic partnership with Brazil. Continue reading

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Orlando City SC Announces Preliminary 2015 Preseason Schedule

Orlando City SC Announces Preliminary 2015 Preseason Schedule

Lions will train in Brazil, Orlando and Charleston ahead of MLS debut

Orlando City Soccer Club today announced its preliminary preseason training schedule for 2015 in advance of its Major League Soccer (MLS) debut.

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The Game of The Year Flamengo X Orlando Magic Amway Arena

By Laiz Rodrigues

I believe everything happens for a reason. This was an incredible moment, anyone present will say it, it was worth every second. Flamengo came, mingled with the community, performed well and met everyone they could, in a gentle manner. Brazil had the opportunity to watch closely from home, since most of their journey to the USA was televised.  Continue reading

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Banco do Brasil Americas Orlando Wins Architecture Prize


Banco do Brasil Americas is proud to announce that their soon-to-open branch in Orlando has won the Building Prize in the bank category at one of the largest architecture events in Latin America, the XI Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa.

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Pernambuco celebrates action of Tourism of the State in the USA

Pernambuco celebrates action of Tourism of the State in the USA

Between 9 and 18 September, about 450 American travel trade professionals participated in the actions of the ‘Polo Coast Reef’

In recent years, the flow of foreign tourists in Pernambuco has increased considerably, especially due to the Confederations Cup in 2012 and World Cup in 2014 with the aim of attracting more foreign visitors, particularly for the Pernambuco coast , the Secretary of Tourism of Pernambuco (PE-Sethur) through the Tourism Company of Pernambuco (Empetur), launched the promotional campaign “Polo Coast Arrecife” which in September toured five cities in the United States. In total, the event, which is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, met between the 9th and 18th of September, about 450 professionals tradeamericano tourism. Continue reading


42nd ABAV Expo Records Broader International Participation

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A stage for networking and professional updating, the 42nd ABAV International Tourism Expo has recorded and increased number of registrations each week. So far, the major international business expo of this industry in the Southern Hemisphere has already confirmed the presence of participants from 640 cities all over the world.

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Second Brazilian Business Expo & Independence Day Celebration

TFloater_2BBEhe Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce brings it to the Community for its second consecutive year, presented by Bright House Networks, hosted by The Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal, the Second Brazilian Business expo & Independence Day Celebration.

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Presidential Brazilian Elections


As September arrives, it brings to Brazilians and Brazilian Communities around the world an opportunity to celebrate their Independence from Portugal. The One hundred and ninety-second anniversary, brings along the chance to create, re-think and revive this mark in history, leading to the question, did Brazil really learn their lesson? Brazilians today live a dark and uncertain moment, trying to ban corruption, lack of education and health, even worse uncontrollable violence.

Being the potency it is in size and population number, Brazil has serious problems. Considered in 2010 one of the most promising emerging countries, part of the BRIC (Brazil, India, China) and even the sixtieth economy in the world, it managed to put itself in an impossible position, where the government is discredited and opposed by the people. Corruption, lobbying, and disregard to the social needs of its population, the Dilma Administration is fighting with poor arguments to gain popularity and votes, but it is still up in the air if that will be possible. Meanwhile the government opposition represented by candidate Aecio Neves and Marina Silva, are still trying to gain votes and win the race to power.

In reality a large margin of voters, in not being seriously considered. Millions of Brazilians live abroad, across the ocean, with access to media opinion and social medias, but apart of the real interaction, and the true feeling of what moves each candidate to the Presidency, making it hard to make a decision. We are no longer one, we are many, in a Global community where one decision affects many, and causes general consequences, in a gigantic domino effect. Regardless, even if you don’t live in Brazil, electing the right leader, is important, the decision of change is everyone’s decision, each vote is important for a change, no matter where you are.

President Obama slogan for his Presidential Campaign in 2008 was blunt and clear ,”Yes We Can”, it proved to work, gave people hope of change. Let’s shake it, give someone else a chance and it happened! One more time America made a difference. There is no change without participation, opinion and will. Brazil must stand, vote, and change. If not for yourself, for the orphans that live on the streets, for the people dying in hospital corridors without hope, for the hungry, homeless. People need to understand, we are the only ones that can really change it all, you have the power, but not protesting and breaking, this is a hopeless act, and after every protest is made, everything goes back to normal, and it is forgotten. Your vote is the most powerful weapon you can use. Make a difference!



ABAV and GTTP Brasil promote a Congress of Professionals of the Future – “Tourism is Our Business”


IFA_imagem_mapa_logo_fundo_transparenten celebration of the World Tourism Day, this event will be held on September 27 as part of the 42nd ABAV Expo

On September 27, when we celebrate World Tourism Day, the Congress of Professionals of the Future – “Tourism is Our Business” will be held in São Paulo during the 42nd ABAV – International Tourism Expo that will bring together authorities, academics, and students of technical and college courses in Tourism. The event is a joint initiative between GTTP Brazil (Global Travel & Tourism Partnership) and National ABAV (Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies) and it will discuss the real career opportunities in the Brazilian tourism market. Continue reading