The Brazil carnival, known as the world’s biggest party, is probably the most important event of the year in the country. Importantly from an investment point of view, it attracts millions of visitors, both from abroad and from within Brazil itself. We therefore include news about carnival in Brazil in articles featuring tourism statistics for key cities in the country.
Carnival, usually in February, lasts for several weeks in Brazil and ranks as high season for hotels and holiday lets. Occupancy statistics during the festivities reflect the popularity of a destination and also help gauge the increase in interest from tourists. This is the case of Fortaleza in Northeast Brazil where visitor figures rise every year during carnival. Our news articles report on this data to illustrate the development of tourism in the area, still relatively unknown to foreigners unlike the bigger Brazil carnival destinations such as Rio de Janeiro and Bahia.
The state of Ceará and its capital Fortaleza remain firm Brazilian holiday favourites, ranking among the country’s top destinations. In addition, tourism in the state is booming with record visitor and spending figures.
On the back of the FIFA World Cup celebrated in Brazil last year, spending by foreigners in the country reached record levels. Brazil continues to attract increasing numbers of tourists and this year’s carnival season is expected to set new records.