Brazil: 80% tourism activity in 2021 at pre-pandemic levels, expectations for 2022

Brazil's priority for 2022 is to fully reactivate a sector that accounts for 8% of national GDP by 2020. In last year's last quarter, Embratur launched promotional campaigns in the South American countries that send the most tourists to Brazil, such as Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The year 2021 has presented significant challenges to global tourism, affecting the sector's economy and creating jobs and new businesses.

At the beginning of 2022, Brazil celebrates the recovery of tourist activity to levels almost identical to those reached by March 2020, with 85% recovered air traffic and 80% hotel occupancy. Indicators for 2022 suggest a solid recovery.

Until mid-2021, the Brazilian government's priority was to recover, maintain and strengthen the domestic market. It created a National Certificate of Responsible Tourism within the country's borders, a seal of approval for establishments that . . .

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