The growth was driven by an increase in Chinese and Russian visitors due to the new visa policies put in place by the United Arab Emirates for those countries.
Royal Air Maroc expanded its services taking off from Beirut to destinations such as São Paulo, Rio, New York and Washington, via Casablanca. Travelling time was reduced.
Visitor numbers increased by 167% at the Sambadrome and by 203% in street parades, compared with last year’s numbers.
The estimate is from Brazil’s National Federation of Trade (CNC). Bars and restaurants should see the bulk of gains.
The state-run Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero) estimates that the airports it manages in the country will handle 3.3 million passengers during the holiday this year.
The 2017 International Tourism and Travel Fair (Siaha), featuring 150 international exhibitors, will continue until next Saturday in Oran.
Such was the increase in passenger numbers registered by Brazilian airlines. Demand for domestic flights eased by 1.4%, the industry association reported.
A delegation from the Arab country will be exhibiting for the first time at World Travel Market Latin America, from April 4 to 6. The goal is to increase tourist numbers by 10%.
Over 24 million people passed through the emirate’s terminals last year. In December, the airport had over two million people.