Number of tourists traveling through Brazil grows in 2019

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Number of tourists traveling through Brazil grows in 2019
Tue January 28, 2020

There were 97.1 million passengers registered last year. A growth of 1.8% according to data from the National Civil Aviation Agency


Brazilian tourism continues to rise. From January to December 2019, the number of national arrivals at the country's airports grew 1.8% compared to the same period in 2018. There were 97.1 million passengers traveling in Brazil last year, almost 2 million more than the registered in 2018 (95.5 million).

The data are part of a monthly report by the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac). The month of December also registered an increase with 9 million passengers, an increase of 3.2% in relation to the same month of 2018.

Throughout 2019, of the 12 months of the year, nine registered growth in the number of tourists traveling through Brazil, with emphasis on February, which presented an increase of 8% in relation to the same period of 2018. Then, the months of October ( 4.8%), March (3.7%), November (2.9%) and September (2.4%) had the highest increases in 2019.

In celebration of yet another positive result, the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, reiterates that 2019 was a historic year for Brazilian tourism. “2019 marked the beginning of hard and constant work to place tourism at the center of the country's development agenda. Tourism is a fundamental vector of the Brazilian economy and we will achieve much more, together with the federal government under the leadership of our President Jair Bolsonaro. Proof of this are the deliveries made in a year of management and the records that continue to be released throughout the country ”, highlights the minister.

Álvaro Antônio also points out that improvements in the tourist infrastructure, in the promotion of national destinations, in the opening of the market and in the attraction of investments were fundamental for this growth of tourists traveling through the country.

Actions such as the Investe Turismo Program, which covers 158 municipalities on 30 tourist routes across Brazil; the Tourism Development Plan, which carries out diagnoses to leverage local development in several national destinations; as well as infrastructure works in all regions of the country are some of the policies that the Ministry of Tourism has been adopting since the beginning of 2019 to strengthen the national tourism offer.

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