Ceará is once again the fastest growing state in terms of international tourists. According to data from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), from January to August 2019, Ceará increased foreign visitors coming to the state using direct flights by 74%.
The Fortaleza Airport increased by 99% the number of foreigners in the first half of this year. There have been 129.400 visitors only counting direct international flights. Pernambuco ranks second with 118.900, and Bahia in third place with 115,000 tourists.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Research Services Monthly Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the State was the fastest growing in the whole country in volume of tourist activities. Figures show an increase of 9.9%, a rate almost three times higher than the average of Brazil in the first half.
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