Rio de Janeiro, a multi-faceted destination, the focus of the travel industry in Latin America and unique in terms of its natural beauty, with the richness of its history and the contagious fun of its residents have contributed to its image as a very special destination, and never more so than during its two major festivals, New Year's Eve (Réveillon) and Carnaval.

The visitor seeking a resort destination which also provides the sophisticated infra-structure of a modern city will find everything he requires in Rio de Janeiro. Factor in the rainforest flourishing between the city and the beaches and you have a virtually unique range of products all within the one destination.

Rio is a city of contrasts: the colonial architecture provides a reminder of the past, striking modern buildings provide a glimpse into the future. Two landmarks, true postcard images, are known the world over: the Sugar Loaf and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Rio de Janeiro, as a travel destination, is not seasonally sensitive, as the climate is temperate year round, and its attractions can be enjoyed at virtually any time of the year.