CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Tourism boom benefits Brazil's economy

03-23-2012 13:54 BJT Special Report:President Hu Visits India, Cambodia, Attends BRICS Summit |

Watch Video

Play Video

Brazil is enjoying record levels of tourism, with some 5.4 million foreign tourists swelling the country’s economy by nearly 7 million dollars last year. From the Amazon basin to Rio de Janeiro, tourism is fast becoming a lucrative sector and the aim is to spread the benefits to everyone.

Brazil has always had a certain charm and excitement about it, from its beautiful miles of golden beaches to its spectacular carnival. Rio de Janeiro is the number one destination and it’s reaping the benefits.

Brazil is enjoying record levels of tourism, with some 5.4 million foreign tourists
swelling the country’s economy by nearly 7 million dollars last year.

Eduardo Marques runs a small tour company in Rio. His earnings have gone up an average of 20% a year since he started in 2004. He has gone from being a one man tour guide to employing several people

Eduardo Marques, director of Brazil Expedition, said, "Since we started we have doubled our income and we have been growing on a small scale but we are still growing and it’s a potential market so we have the potential to grow even more".

Brazil is enjoying record levels of tourism, with some 5.4 million foreign tourists
swelling the country’s economy by nearly 7 million dollars last year.

These tourists are enjoying a day away from the beaches of Ipanema in this forest in the middle of Rio and eco-tourism and nature tours are one of the most quickly growing areas of tourism in the country.

Despite the economic crisis, tourist spending in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro is higher than ever at an average of 92 US dollars a day. But the image of a budget destination is long gone.

Jeremy Marchant, a tourist, said, "Brazil has been really nice, really friendly people, very lively but very expensive as well, from a travelling point of view. How the infrastructure is set out it is a very expensive place to travel"

Brazil is enjoying record levels of tourism, with some 5.4 million foreign tourists
swelling the country’s economy by nearly 7 million dollars last year.

With the country economy thriving, the number of Brazilian tourists has also increased, counting for 85% of the market. In Rio de Janeiro, Sub Secretary of tourism Pedro Guimaraes, stresses the money being invested in the city to make it a better place should benefit everyone.

Pedro Guimaraes said, "Through the tourist we need to create the conditions to grow in order to create possibilities for the people, for the people who live in the city and for the people coming to the city”

Figures show 96% of people said they would come back to Rio so they must be doing something right.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program