The Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCVB), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, is introducing some of Rio de Janeiro’s new attractions and facilities to the market during this week's WTM, as well as discussing improvements to the city’s infrastructure and transport post FIFA World Cup and pre-Olympic and Paralympic games.

Earlier this year Brazil hosted one of the FIFA World Cup, with Rio de Janeiro hosting a total of seven games at the city’s Maracanã Stadium, including the final on July 13. Now the city is preparing to host the Olympic (August 5-21, 2016) and Paralympic games (September 7-18, 2016), making the city an ideal destination and venue for MICE events post 2016.

Even before the Olympic games, Rio has a great reason to celebrate as in 2015 the city will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding. The celebrations will last from January 1, 2015 through carnival 2015 and 2016, on until March 1, 2016.

For further information visits stand LA100 or see www.rio450anos.com.br

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