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Tourism in Brazil occupies the best position among Latin American countries, cites a study by the World Economic Forum

Brazil is the Latin American country with the best position in the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Development Index ranking. According to the study, released this Tuesday (21.05), the country was also among the top 30 countries in the world, rising eight positions compared to 2019.

“With the changes that the Federal Government has implemented, the eyes of the world are on Brazil. This strengthens our image and helps promote national destinations, attracting even more foreigners”, celebrates the Minister of Tourism, Celso Sabino.

According to the report, in 2024 tourism should resume the volume of international tourists and also the contribution to global GDP recorded before the pandemic. In the first four months of 2024 alone, Brazil has already received 2.92 million international travelers, surpassing the same period before the pandemic, in 2019, when 2.8 million foreign visitors arrived in the country.

According to the criteria analyzed by the study, the wealth of natural resources is one of Brazil's strengths for expanding business in the sector, in addition to robust cultural resources and competitiveness at good prices.

In comparison with the last report, made in 2019, the Brazilian country had an improvement in the structure of ports and land transport.

METHODOLOGY – The TTDI (Travel and Tourism Development Index) is released every two years, but there was a longer interval due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought the tourism sector to a standstill. The last edition of the study was in 2021, but the methodology was modified, which makes direct comparisons difficult.

By Fábio Marques

Communications Office of the Ministry of Tourism

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