During 2010, Brazil proved itself as a major contributor to the global tourism economy. Perhaps the most fascinating information that came from our recent Tourism Outlook: Brazil report is that Brazilian Visa cardholders increased their international spending by an impressive 58 percent, totaling $4.8 billion. This increase positions Brazil as an emerging nation to watch for tourism spending in the coming years.
In the next few years Brazil will play host to two of the world’s largest mega events: The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and the 2016 Olympic games. As a legacy sponsor of both, and a long-time supporter of international tourism growth, Visa will continue to work with the Brazilian tourism industry to prepare them for the incredible influx of travelers set to arrive for the upcoming mega sporting events.
For more information on VisaVue travel data and to view a complete copy of the Tourism Outlook: Brazil report please visit http://www.corporate.visa.com/media-center/media-kits/tourism.shtml.
Posted by: Ryan Donovan, Corporate Relations on September 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm