Professor Bayard Boiteaux’s blog released a few months ago the results of a survey where cariocas (inhabitants of Rio) where asked how they see the place where they live from a tourist point of view: Como o carioca percebe o Rio,como produto turístico?
Here’s the translation of some of those findings. In brackets, the percentage of replies for each option.
What is the tourist icon of Rio de Janeiro?
- Corcovado Mountain (40%)
- Sugar Loaf Mountain (28%)
- Maracaná (10%)
- Copacabana (8%)
- Floresta da Tijuca (6%)
- Sambadrome (5%)
- Botanic Gardens (3%)
Do you see Rio as being a tourist city?
- Yes (70%)
- No (30%)
Which tourist sights have you visited?
- the beaches (50%)
- Quinta da Boa Vista (22%)
- Sugar Loaf Mountain (15%)
- Corcovado Mountain (12%)
What are the main problems of Rio?
- traffic (35%)
- dirt (28%)
- safety (20%)
- rocketing prices (14%)
- public transportation (3%)
What are the most positive aspects of Rio?
- the joyful nature of its population (30%)
- informal character (25%)
- natural beauty (20%)
- wide range of leisure activities (15%)
- football (10%)
Always interesting to learn how the inhabitants of a tourist destination see themselves. Our HQ for all the info regarding Rio de Janeiro is this blog’s entry: destination: Rio de Janeiro.
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