As predicted, the celebration of the Olympic Games last year brought its rewards – 2016 was the best year for Brazilian tourism ever. Not only did international visitor figures soar, earnings from tourism also experienced an important increase. In addition, the current high season promises to beat last year’s record.
Brazilian tourism is enjoying one of its best years ever. After the successful Olympic Games in the summer, the country is experiencing a boom in visitor figures and spending. Government investment in infrastructure is paying off and everything points to an excellent 2016 for the sector.
The recent investment and expansion of Ceará free trade zone has attracted the attention of world experts. Pecem Port has just received one of the top accolades in the annual Global Free Zone awards. This combined with a significant uptick in handling at the port this year firmly places Pecem Port on the world map for trade.
Top accolades plus recognition of its loveliest places, fewer visas, a booming flight market… Read the latest in the Brazilian travel market.
A recent study has revealed that the number of millionaires in Brazil is set to rise by almost 40 per cent over the next four years. The impact of this increased wealth is already reaching the luxury market in Brazil with increased sales of high-end cars, yachts, tourist packages and property.
The rise in retail turnover plus strong agricultural performance lead Moody’s to predict uptick in the Brazilian economy in 2017.
The latest arrivals of new investment in Ceará mean the state is set to lead Latin America and add R$1.1 billion to its GDP over 30 years.
In the wake of Rio 2016, Brazilian tourism has received a definitive thumbs up from both foreign and Brazilian tourists. The Olympic Games and Rio de Janeiro were praised all round and most importantly, the vast majority of visitors expressed their intention to return to Brazil for a holiday in the future.
Brazil has had its fair share of negative news this year. But when it comes to savvy investment you need to ignore the media noise and look at the real facts about Brazil. The new Brazil Factsheet from the BRIC Group helps you do just that. This latest publication sets out the facts behind investment in Brazil this year and presents some very good news that you probably didn’t know about.