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Foreign Tourism Grows 10% and Hits New Record in Brazil

Foreign tourists who visited Brazil during the month of February generated a turnover of US$ 359 million, which represented the best February in history of international receptive tourism in the country.

The result also represent the third best performance of all times, according to information from the Central Bank.

The increase in relation to February last year, which had already been a record, with US$ 327 million, was of 9.7%. The accumulated value for the year is in US$ 762 million, which means 14% more than in the first two months in 2005.

According to information from the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero), the arrivals in international flights increased in 7.3%, in February, on non-regulatory flights (charters). There were 50,798 passengers arriving against 47,312 in the same month of 2005.

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  • Guest

    Yes, agreed, but it is still growth. Although the criteria they used to measure this growth is a bit dodgy. Still, a small amount of growth will be, and should be, heralded as good sign. Sadly, if it were not for the problems of violence and poor tourism infrastructure (which is, albiet at a snail’s pace, improving) I think Brazil could be seeing jumps of 20-30 percent in tourism. It is a lovely country to visit, but not for the faint of heart, nor for families wishing to RELAX. Those families, btw, are the ones that bring in big tourism bucks – not young backpacking dare-do-wells getting their kicks via favela tours in Rio.

  • Guest

    just to..
    put it into some perspective as well. You’re always hearing about this great increase in tourism and tourism dollars. Let’s compare the COUNTRY of BRAZIL with the STATE OF FLORIDA in respect to tourism.

    In 2005 the STATE of FLORIDA had 86 MILLION tourists that brought in a revenue of 57 BILLION DOLLARS….yep, that’s roughly 10% of the entire GNP of Brazil!!

  • Guest

    WHAT IS NOT SAID !
    YOUR TOURISM ACCOUNT IS IN DEFICIT AND GROWING, BECAUSE IN VIEW OF YOUR CURRENCY INCREASE AND YOUR RELATIVELY GOOD ECONOMY, MANY MORE BRAZILIAN TRAVEL ABROAD THAN FOREIGN
    TOURISTS IN BRAZIL !

    BUT YOUR GOVERNEMENT JUST SHOW ONE SIDE OF THE REALITY, ON PURPOSE, BECAUSE HIDING THE TRUTH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SAD REALITY OF THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT !

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