Foreign tourists’ expenditure in the country amounted to US$ 797 million in June, up 76% from the same month last year.
Balance was presented by the city hall. City had 886,000 tourists throughout the Cup, including 471,000 foreigners.
High levels of satisfaction were detected in a poll of foreign visitors during the World Cup. The vast majority of them have plans of returning to the country in the future.
Fifa’s president says that it will be hard for future editions of the Cup to top off Brazil’s due to the quality of football seen.
The estimate was issued by the City Hall. The city received nearly 500,000 tourists from June 12th to July 10th, of whom 229,000 were Brazilians and 196,000 were foreigners.
Head of state and government from South Africa, Russia and Germany are among the ones who have confirmed their attendance at the World Cup final next Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.
Such is the additional revenue the championship should bring to over 40,000 micro and small Sebrae-affiliated businesses. The best opportunities were in construction, tourism and services.
Chairman of Egípcia Tour says that time visitors spend in the country and average expenditure are higher than average. Revenue from January through April grew by 22%.