As a tour guide in rio it´s required in my profession that I participate in conferences and seminars in the city of Rio and other states of Brazil , I'm always up to date on what is happening in the Tourism Industry nationally and worldwide this seminar happened to be in Rio de Janeiro
The seminar was held in a nice and large Auditorium inside the Fundação Getúlio Vargas
and the speakers talked about various topics including main challenges for developing sustainable tourism in Rio from the view point of local Government
Youcheng from China talked about destination marketing the main topic was Achieving succes through Collaboration and networking
Ian F.Wilkinson and his wife Marina talked about the role of only one bussiness relations and networks in the tourism performance
During this seminar they had a full day tour and chose me as their tour guide so we went to visit the Taunay waterfall inside the Tijuca Forest Park located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro It is considered the largest urban forest in the all world this picture was taken inside the park in front of the Cascatinha , a beautiful waterfall .
we visited Christ the Redeemer and my guestes took this nice picture with a stunning view of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and the Lake Rodrigo de Freitas
After visiting the statue we went to an amazing place called Gigóía´s Island . It´s only accessible by boat but right in the middle of Barra da Tijuca . The Island has approximately 2.000 residents
everywhere we look in this wonderful and wild Island we can see different species of birds , crabs and even caymans !
after this nice and pleasant tour we went to a Restaurant located up the hill to eat a delicious seafood brought in crock pot with gives a better taste to the dish .