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Traveling From Brazil To Miami Is Getting A Whole Lot Easier

Whether you're coming to shop, party, or see the sights, Miami welcomes you with open arms.
July 18, 2012 By Gus in Miami: Travel News  | 2 Comments


Miami loves Brazilian visitors. They spend more than any other nationality. Statewide, Brazilian tourists spent $1.6 billion in 2011, an increase of over 50 percent from the previous year. Travelers from Brazil also outnumbered all other international travelers to Florida in 2011, moving ahead of Canada and the United Kingdom. And when you combine that with the fact that our South American neighbors are some of the most warm-hearted and fun loving people on the planet, what’s not to love?

The Brazilians are coming, the Brazilians are coming!

Miami businesses need to prepare, because the Brazilian invasion is not slowing down. American Airlines now has 52 flights a week from Brazil to Miami. The Commerce Department projects 1.5 million Brazilians will visit the United States in 2012—and most of them will travel through Florida. That could be a conservative estimate as the United States plans to boost tourism by speeding up the visa approval process for international visitors.

President Obama announced the expansion of the plan this year at a news conference in Disney World. The President said he hopes to make it easier for visitors from countries with an emerging middle classes like Brazil to visit the United States. He said he wants the plan expanded this year.


As a result, Miami Beach 411’s sister site, Miami Tour Company, produced a sightseeing tour of Miami, guided by a Brazilian actress speaking Portuguese.“Passengers wear headsets and the tour is transmitted though seat-back controllers in the bus” said Michelle Moore, president of Miami Tour Company. “We’ve had about 800 Brazilian customers take the tour, since adding lit last year.” Michelle says she expects her business to double in 2013.

Miami Tour Company has also launched a Brazilian website, and says they are looking to expand their Portuguese-speaking employees.

Hotels, theme parks, and nightclubs are preparing for the surge

Miami Hotels have began to offer special packages catering to Brazilian travelers. Many Brazilians are coming to shop, forward thinking hotels are organizing shopping tours, with guided trips to the mall for their guests. Since most of the flights from Brazil are early morning or late evening, some hotels are making it easy for Brazilian customers with early morning check-in or late night check-out.

2012 has also been a record-breaking year for Brazilian visitors in Orlando. To meet the demand, Disney World and SeaWorld are hiring Portuguese-speaking greeters to assist tour groups throughout the parks.

Even the legendary Miami nightclub, Space, has taken notice, by hosting Carnaval themed Brazilian parties, aptly named “Space Loves Brazil.”


Are you planning a trip from Brazil?

Weather you’re coming to shop, party, or see the sights, Miami welcomes you with open arms. To make your vacation feel a little more like home, Miami Beach 411 has a special section just for you, with lots of free Brazilian travel information. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can speak with us directly by calling 1-305-754.2206.

Faça uma boa viagem (Have a good trip),

Gus

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Gus Moore heads up Miami Beach 411 as site administrator. You can reach him at 1-305-754-2206.

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2 Comments on

"Traveling From Brazil To Miami Is Getting A Whole Lot Easier"

Blackford Oakes says:

” 2012 has also been a record-breaking year for Brazilian visitors in Orlando. To meet the demand, Disney World and SeaWorld are hiring Portuguese-speaking greeters to assist tour groups throughout the parks.”

The tour groups I’ve seen are quite impressive. Gather it’s a “rite of passage ’ for Brazilian youth to visit Orlando. Each time I visiit a park, there are at least 5-6 groups of ~50 kids from Brazil.

One cool thing to witness is how they break out into their regional soccer team’s song when the confront each other or in line waiting for a white knuckle.

Easing the visa process should help. I myself didn’t enjoy the errand of getting a Brazilian visa. Must be a bigger hassle over there with only three consulates.

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 7:37 PM

Blackford Oakes says:

July sizzles for Brazilian visitors to Miami
By MIMI WHITEFIELD The Miami Herald

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/23/2908745/july-sizzles-for-brazilian-visitors.html#storylink=cpy

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 12:21 PM

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