• Categories
  • Archives

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.

Anba

Tags:

  • Show Comments (3)

  • 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 !

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Landless and Lawless in Brazil

The Constitution of Brazil declares that everybody in this country has the right to ...

Talent Is Good, But You Need a Team to Win the Cup, Says Brazil’s Coach

What needs to win World Cup title? Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira is sure, ...

Brazil and Argentina: Two Neighbors Who Can’t Get Along

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been badly wounded by the corruption ...

This Brazilian Is a Jewel Designer to Sheikhs and Top Models

In love with Arab culture, the source for inspiration of her creations, Brazilian jewelry ...

Brazil’s New House Speaker Denies Lula Interference in Election

Following his election as Brazil’s Speaker of the House last night, Aldo Rebelo (PCdoB, ...

122,000 Brazilian Kids Started Working in 2005

Brazil’s non-governmental organization National Forum on Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor (FNPETI) has ...

For UN Brazil Is a Country of Great Laws that Are Not Enforced

In her preliminary report on human rights in Brazil, the UN rapporteur for Human ...

In Nigeria, Lula Calls Africa a Brazilian Priority

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil participated yesterday, November 30, in the ...

US dollar and Brazilian real

Weak Dollar Brings Brazil to the Rescue of Industry

The commercial dollar recovered a little ground today in Brazil after the Brazilian currency, ...