How to get to Brazil from the U.S. and Canada?

A study conducted by Destinations Analysts, Inc for the DMO industry in partnership with Destinations International & Miles addresses metrics meeting planners use to evaluate and report the success of their meetings and events. The survey revealed that the way planners measure success, namely by attendee satisfaction and cost, can be seen in the attributes they highly value in a meeting destination: geographic location, hotel quality, meeting facilities, safety, popularity and amenities, as well as hotel rates and the overall cost of holding a meeting in the destination. While all planners are most deterred from choosing a destination by hotel rates and overall destination costs, differences between planners in how they are affected by other attributes provide further insight into what these various planner type value. Both corporate and third-party planners citied limited air lift as a top deterrent. 

Not all destinations have easy direct and plentiful air accessibility and many may be very inconvenient and expensive to access from common attendee gateways. 

For the past few years, Brazil is rising in popularity as an option for unparalleled adventures and new experiences. Brazil offers a huge variety of airlines, airports and flight times, making it easy to access some of the main cities. 

Let’s explore two of the main destinations in Brazil: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

– Out of the two cities selected, São Paulo offers the most Direct flights from the U.S. and Canada. Daily direct flights serve São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) from Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Newark, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, and New York JFK. A flight from Fort Lauderdale goes to Viracopos-Campinas International Airport (VCP) located 80 km/50 miles from the city center. Several bus companies, taxi and shuttle offers transportation to and from this airport. 

– Rio de Janeiro (GIG) is served by United Airlines with direct flights from Houston, by American Airlines with direct flights from Miami, and by Delta with direct flights from Atlanta. LATAM Airlines offers daily flights from New York via São Paulo and Copa Airlines offers flights from New York via Panama City. 

Connecting airline partners offer customers access to services and destinations from these two cities, providing connections to locations throughout Brazil with approximately 90 flights on GOL to more than 30 domestic Brazilian destinations. 

To obtain more information, please contact Roberto A. Dultra – Sales Vice President/North America at roberto.dultra@wtceventscenter.com.br or call 1-571-888-4156. 

Marilyne

Marilyne Bouteiller, a Sales and Marketing Professional, and French native, has written short stories for various publications since 2011. As a child she travelled much of Europe and got into the hospitality industry as a means to follow her love for food and travel. She was exposed to different cultures at an early age, and now enjoys writing about her experiences for i-Meet, the Worldwide Business Community for people who plan meetings and events. Follow her on Instagram @thefrenchinme. You can also read about her experiences on her personal blog at thefrenchinme.net.

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