Brazil Reports Surge in 2017 Carnival Tourism Attendance

In Rio de Janeiro alone, more than 1.1 million tourists came to see the samba parades and dance in samba blocos (street parties).

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro received more than 1.1 million tourists during the 2017 Carnival and the week-long festivities brought approximately R$3 billion to the city’s economy, according to Riotur (Rio de Janeiro’s Tourism Agency).

A survey conducted by Riotur with tourists during the two day samba school parade, found that over 94 percent of foreign tourists said . . .

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