Brazil should exceed pre-pandemic levels of international tourism in 2024
The data has been revealed in a GlobalData study
A new study Globaldata, an analysis and consulting company based in England, while the rest of the world should return to pre-pandemic volume in 2025, Brazil and the countries of South and Central America are more accelerated in this process and can reach this goal in 2024.
According to the source, South and Central America would have a growth of 2.66% in relation to international arrivals in 2019. In 2025, the figure jumps to 4.31% more than before the pandemic. Brazil continues the pace of recovery: in 2024, the forecast is for an increase of 0.89% compared to 2019, when more than 6.3 million foreigners arrived in the country. In 2025, the projection is 2.07% higher than that of 2019.
"The recovery scenario for the sector is becoming clearer and we are intensifying our actions with campaigns, presence at international fairs and events, in addition to other articulations," says the president of Embratur, Silvio Nascimento. “We are confident that further promotion of Brazilian destinations abroad will contribute to reaching and exceeding pre-pandemic levels even more quickly,” he confesses.
According to GlobalData analysis, global international travel growth will be steady until full recovery in 2025. Departures will reach 68% of pre-pandemic levels still in 2022 and are expected to improve to 82% in 2023, reaching 97% in 2024. Full recovery will occur in 2025, with 1.5 billion international matches.
The Brazilian international air network has been an important thermometer of recovery. In April 2022, the sector reached a total of 2,983 monthly flights, according to data from the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac).
The data points to a growth of almost 200% compared to the same period in 2021, which allows travelers from all over the world to have more and more options to travel to Brazil.
From January to April, 122 flights were created or resumed, in addition to 40 additional frequencies that came into operation. And, by January 2023, 24 more flights are scheduled to come from other countries and nine will resume or increase their frequency.
Another encouraging fact for the tourism sector is the return of foreigners to the country. According to the International Transit System (STI) of the Federal Police, between January and February of this year more than 530,000 foreign tourists entered the country.