Rio de Janeiro hopes to become South America’s digital nomads paradise

Global Business

Relying on its reputation as the “Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro is joining the global race to attract long-term working tourists known as “digital nomads,” despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 1, Rio’s City Hall launched a project which offers lower prices to travelers who sign onto long term packages with certified hotels and hostels and special six-month visas that could be extended for up to one year.

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports.