top 10: foreign tourists in Brazil

August 8, 2007 | By More

Which are the countries sending the most tourists to Brazil? Here’s the top ten (data from 2005):

  1. Argentina. 992.000 tourists. For 87% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Búzios, São Paulo, Florianópolis y Porto Alegre.
  2. United States. 794.000 tourists. For 61% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Búzios.
  3. Portugal. 358.000 tourists. For 67% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Natal.
  4. Uruguay. 342.000 tourists. For 90% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis, Balneário Camboriú.
  5. Germany. 309.000 tourists. For 58% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Foz do Iguaçu, São Paulo, Recife.
  6. Italy. 304.000 tourists. For 64% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Recife, Foz do Iguaçu.
  7. France. 252.000 tourists. For 50% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo, Foz do Iguaçu, Fortaleza.
  8. Paraguay. 249.000 tourists. For 70% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Balneário Camboriú, Florianópolis, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bombinhas.
  9. Spain. 173.000 tourists. For 55% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Fortaleza.
  10. Chile. 170.000 tourists. For 66% it’s not their first visit to Brazil. Main destinations: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre.

The information on this entry is extracted from the Anuário Turismo 2007-2008 published by the Brazilian magazine Exame, a comprehensive source on anything related to tourism in Brazil.

On the section of the magazine dedicated to foreign visitors, you can read about the aspects of Brazil that get the best and the worst marks by the visitors that came to the country.

Among the aspects that get the best marks, there is near unanimity: hospitality, accommodation and food.

Among the aspects that get the worst marks coincidences abound as well: safety, cleanliness, tourist information and airports (and to think this information dates before the beginning of the current crisis at the airports!).

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