Rio de Janeiro, one of the biggest economic and cultural center of South America, Rio de Janeiro is located in the heart of the Southeast Region which concentrates 60% of Brazil’s GDP. Cosmopolitan metropolis, known worldwide for its beauty and its natural resources, the City provides its residents and visitors a smooth and pleasant ambience for leisure and work, which combined with its infrastructure, makes Rio an important center of commerce and services and we also have a modern and diverse industry. The City of Rio de Janeiro is recognized for one of its greatest virtues, the warmth and hospitality: Rio’s people warmly welcome its visitors.
The City of Rio de Janeiro annually receives more than 2.0 million foreign tourists; according to Embratur (agency from the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism), Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the country with an approximate share of 33% of foreign tourists and more than 5.0 million domestic visitors a year. With its widening infrastructure of tourism and services, Rio de Janeiro is ranked among the top destinations in the world on hosting cultural, commercial, technical and scientific – fairs, symposiums, conferences and exhibitions. Its lush nature includes 90 km of beaches, the Tijuca National Park, which includes the largest urban forest in the world, with 3,200 ha of forest.