With less than 500 days to go, Brazil and the Brazilians are ahead in the game for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year. A recent inspection by Olympic federations praised the city’s preparations and forecast a very special event. Brazilians themselves have taken wholeheartedly to the Games and pre-ordered over 2 million tickets.
Statistics recently released by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism pinpoint Fortaleza in the northeast of Brazil as one of the country’s most visited holiday destinations in 2014. Furthermore, the ‘City of the Sun’ ranked high on the list of preferred places for Easter holidays in Brazil with record figures for visitors and spending.
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.
Brazilian holiday lets are on the rise, particularly in regions offering stunning beaches and year-round dependable weather. One such location in Ceará in northeast Brazil where holiday rentals increased by 20 per cent in 2014.
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.
Latest statistics for 2014 point to a stabilisation in the Brazilian property market. Growth in both house prices and launches are expected to be moderate this year in keeping with a mature market. Experts do, however, predict pockets of higher growth in 2015, particularly in the northeast of the country in areas such as Fortaleza.
A recent survey confirms that Brazilians are travelling more than ever. The same survey also highlighted Northeast Brazil’s status as the nation’s favourite holiday destination. With tourist spending at historic highs, Brazilian tourism looks set for the best year ever.
Brazil is set to register record tourism figures this year, both in numbers of international and domestic tourists. Northeast Brazil with Fortaleza at the helm continues to dominate destinations reflecting the preferences of the majority of tourists for beach holidays.
The market for holiday lets in Brazil might be young but it’s growing fast. The huge success of the recent FIFA World Cup has boosted the demand and supply of holiday lets to unprecedented levels. This surge of interest from both foreigners and Brazilians augers well for the holiday let sector over the next few years.