Brazil sees a boom in Australian tourists

Sydney Opera House and Circular quay, ferry terminus, from the harbour bridge.

Brazil sees a boom in Australian tourists, with numbers up by 58 percent in March compared with the same time last year.

Indeed, Brazil is seeking to further strengthen its presence in the Australian market with the recent visa waiver introduced for Australian citizens visiting Brazil between June 1 and September 18.

Furthermore, Brazil’s Consulate-General and the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) launched a campaign in Sydney prior to Rio 2016, aiming to expand the number of Australian visitors in Brazil and encourage them to not only stay in Brazil for longer but to venture to tourist destinations beyond Rio de Janeiro.

“This is a huge year for Brazil in Australia, having hosted two successful events in Sydney last September” said the Ambassador Carlos de Abreu, Consul-General in Sydney,

“We are keen to share all the information needed for those who are planning their trip to Brazil and also to help agents sell not just the obvious cities and regions, but also the stunning, lesser-known destinations.”

Up to April 2016, the 2016 Rio Organizing Committee reported that Australia ranks fifth in the ranking of that guaranteed greater volume of visitor entries for the first Olympics in the history of South America.

Official statistics reveal that Australian tourists have already bought more than 53,000 tickets to attend the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

According to Embratur’s Executive Coordinator of Intelligence and Tourist Promotion, Bruno Reis, the number of Australian tourists increases considerably during major international events.

“In the year of the World Cup, when 67,000 Australians were in Brazil, there was an increase of 33% over the previous period.” said Mr. Reis who recently attended Latin America Travel Week, one of the largest tourism fairs in Sydney and Melbourne, to further promote the visa waiver with the Australian specialized trade selling travel to Latin America.

Award winning developer, Ritz-G5 and its Sales Director, Miller Reis, support recent efforts to promote Brazil to countries such as Australia. Mr. Reis comments,

“We are very pleased with the recent efforts from Brazil’s Consulate-General and Embratur to not only promote destinations like Brazil’s iconic Rio De Janeiro, but also less known gems such as Rio Grande do Norte.”

For more information on tourism in Brazil and Ritz-G5’s award winning developments, contact the team on +44 207 183 7565 or visit www.ritz-g5.com

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