Carnival 2019 Estimated to Generate Almost R$7 Billion for Brazil

Latest figures show revenue and job estimates, as well as hotel occupancy rates, for this year's Carnival are surpassing last year's figures.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than two weeks to go until one of the biggest spectacles in the world, Brazil's National Confederation of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (CNC) is estimating that this year's Carnival will generate some R$6.8 billion for the country and create almost 24,000 jobs.

The R$6.8 billion represents a slight two percent increase from Carnival 2018, the first . . .

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