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TIME : 2016/2/26 11:12:32

This year, Rio de Janeiro was named the happiest city in the world, according to a Forbes Magazine which surveyed 10,000 people throughout twenty countries. It also received the title of the most courteous city in the world, according to the Universities of Michigan and California. And one of the city’s major tourist attractions, Christ the Redeemer, was elected one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 2008.

And if that wasn’t already enough, it’s just recently received the news that it’s to be the host city for the 2016 Olympics. The increase in foreign tourists to Brazil in 2016 is already projected to be 10-15% greater than the previous year (2015). In previous years, investments and works generated in Olympic host cities have boosted tourism, especially in regards to business travellers. Watch this space for future developments…!