Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brazil received more touristsin May: more than 20%

Brazil received a total of 3.69 million international tourists in the first five months of the year, representing a 20.32% more entries than the same period in 2010, according to data provided by Infraero Brazilian company that manages the airport infrastructure in the country. In May, the number of foreign tourist arrivals grew by 25.28%.

The Brazilian Tourism Institute (Embratur) estimated to continue at this pace at the end of 2011 could reach nine million international tourists. Spending by tourists also increased in May for a 33.11% compared to same period in 2010, the highest value in the last ten years. According to data released by the Central Bank between January and May, Brazilian foreign tourists increased by 14.33% the expenditure over a year earlier.

Brazil this year expects to attract five million foreign tourists, with an estimated 12.5 million reais (5.3 billion euros). Likewise, the forecast for 2021 is the country to receive 10.6 million international visitors, generating an expenditure of 38.7 million reais (16.4 million), an increase of 7.8% per year in the country in the next decade.

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