Just in time to follow the recent announcement that Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the 2016 Olympics, the Brazil Tour Operators Association (BTOA) just debuted its new 26-page brochure. The organization’s 24 active members, tour operators who are all seasoned travel professionals – many accredited by IATA – and who are recognized experts about Brazil, are listed in the new brochure. To receive copies, agents can email [email protected].
The organization’s Associate Members are five Brazilian states: Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco and the city of Rio de Janeiro and the Iguassu Convention and Visitors Bureau. This year, Pernambuco is BTOA’s “Destination of the Year.” This state in northeast Brazil – relatively undiscovered by Americans so far – has much to interest visitors.