Tourism in Brazil: could it do better?

Brazil is the 39th destination on a ranking for international tourists, according to World Tourism Organization (WTO).  The country received 5.1 million visitors in 2010. A shame if compared to other BRICs: China (81 million), Russia (23.7 million) and India (5.3 million). So the question – could it do better? – has an easy answer. Huge YES.Continue reading “Tourism in Brazil: could it do better?”

The US could double visits from Brazil and Chile. Do they want to?

The United States could double visits from Brazil and Chile  in one year and  generate $10.3 billion in new tourism revenue. In 2010, 1.2 million Brazilians visited the United States, injecting $5.9 billion into the American economy. economy.That would mean creating 95,100 new American jobs.  What needs to be done? Extend to these countries the visa-waiverContinue reading “The US could double visits from Brazil and Chile. Do they want to?”

Brazilian Tourists in the US

The 43 edition of Pow Wow, largest event of the tourism industry in the USA, ended last week with large protests for Brazil to be included in the program “ Visa Waiver.”  Brazilians attending the event were wearing bottons with the American and Brazilian flags and the words “Visa Waiver Now!” Today, Brazilians tourists needContinue reading “Brazilian Tourists in the US”

Rio de Janeiro as main travel destination for New Yorkers

This erratic blogger is now in New York City. I am representing ESCP Europe at the headquarters of the United Nations. I lived here, a city some call the capital of the world, for 3 years during my undergraduate studies. Back in the days, when I mentioned to new acquaintances that I am Brazilian I usedContinue reading “Rio de Janeiro as main travel destination for New Yorkers”

Tourism in Brazil grows more then country’s GDP

Between 2003 and 2007, revenues generated by tourism grew more than the economy as awhole. During the period, tourism rose 22%,  while Brazilian GDP grew 19.3%. The highlights were service sand highway transportation. In spite of this growth,tourism still accounts for just 3.6% of Brazilian GDP. Source: Bradesco Corretora