Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018

Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018

Chamber Articles Category: Tourism Post Date: 08/16/18 Source: The Rio Times By: Nelson Belen
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite political uncertainty and well-publicized security concerns, according to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, tourism numbers in Brazil are up for the first half of 2018, with both inbound tourism and tourist spending showing increases compared to a year earlier.

The number of foreign tourists in Brazil through June reached 3.15 million, an increase of eight percent compared to the first six months of 2017. An impressive feat considering that in 2017 Brazil finished the year with 6.6 million international tourists, the largest in the country’s history surpassing both 2016, during the Rio Olympic Games, and 2014 during the FIFA World Cup. Read Full Article