Rio joins Beijing’s World Tourism Cities Federation
Lucrecia Franco 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s tourism capital, has officially joined the World Tourism Cities Federation, becoming the 18th South American city to be part of the Beijing-led organization. 

City officials say the membership is a unique opportunity for the so-called “Marvelous City” to attract more Chinese tourists – the world’s biggest spenders, according to the UN. 

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports.

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