November 14, 2016
By Cvent Guest

There are several ways to describe the Rio de Janeiro: stunning beaches, carnival celebrations, pulsating nightlife, iconic mountains, relaxed culture, beautiful sunsets, and samba 'til dawn!

All these wonderful reasons attract not only the travelers but also meeting and event organizers from all over the world. The amazing city of Rio de Janeiro remains in spotlight for hosting top-class international events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games – the biggest sporting event in the world. These events not only brought in sports fans, but also attracted many high-level congresses, trade shows and conference organizers.

Apart from the fundamental football importance, there are various other reasons that lure meeting planners to choose Rio for organizing events:

  • Connectivity: Plenty of transportation options make it very easy for the event attendees to get to and around the city quickly and safely. The Galeao International Airport handles direct flights to New York, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington DC, as well as London, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and other Brazilian cities.
  • Meeting Venues: Hotel venues, offering a tremendous variety of group space options, entice meeting planners to make the trek to Rio. With 70 new hotels, 22 special event venues and the largest convention center in Latin America (Riocentro), it is the second most popular city for holding international conferences in the Americas, according to International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
  • A Choice of Activities: An event attendee's perfect day in Rio may include a number of exhilarating activities - body-boarding, kite surfing, diving and skydiving, just to name a few. Music lovers can head to the city's many concert halls, where they can encounter some of the biggest names in international music. Those wanting to enjoy some authentic flavors of Rio can head to a vast array of the beach bars to relish on some popular Brazilian delicacies.

Learn more about Rio at the Cvent Supplier Network.

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