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Tourist’s rights and duties in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The municipality of Belo Horizonte, city located in the State of Minas Gerais, BRAZIL, issued on June 17th a pocket guide for tourists written in three languages, Portuguese, Spanish and English which is being distributed in airports as well as in consumer agencies of Belo Horizonte.

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Local authorization for Cruize stop off in island is denied by the Municipality on Carnival days.

The municipality of Ilhabela, on the northern coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil, did not allow the passengers of the Cruise "MSC Sinfonia", visit the island in the days of Carnival. The reason that moved the administrative act of the Tourism Department, is overcrowding. According to the Secretary Djane Vitoriano "Ilhabela receives other three Cruises together that represent 11,315 passengers and 2,411 crew members - the island has  infrastructure to receive up to three Cruises a day."

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UNWTO in Minas Gerais - Brazil 2010 fieldwork project

UNWTO logo    This is the first time that a the UNWTO Volunteers initiative is integrated by a team of technicians and local volunteers.

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Brazil: ANAC extends the rights of air passengers.

The ANAC – National Civil Aviation Agency, tied to the Ministry of Defence, has enacted the Resolution 141 which enters into force on June 13th. It broadens the rights of passenger flights delayed, cancelled or in case of breach (preventing the need for boarding aircraft or exchange overbooking).
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Qatar Airways announces new South American flights.

Qatar Airways announced that it will begin daily flights to Brazil and Argentina from June 24, marking the airline’s first online operations to South America. With the airline’s acquisition of two brand new Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft in the last three months, these will be deployed on the two South American routes – to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo and Argentine capital Buenos Aires this summer.