Brazil is returning to traveler routes in 2022, with airline arrivals showing a strong summer rebound.
South America’s largest country recorded 23,577 flight arrivals through July, surpassing airline arrivals for all of 2020, officials from Embratur, Brazil’s tourism agency, said.
Brazil’s total year-to-date 2022 also equates to more than 70% of airline visitors recorded during the same period in 2019 before the pandemic. The 3,751 flight arrivals to Brazil in July 2022 represent 72.3% of Brazil’s air capacity in July 2019, officials said.
The total number of visitors to Brazil in 2022 already exceeds the 22,353 arrivals reported for the whole of 2020.
“We have worked hard to promote Brazil in strategic markets, holding meetings with airlines to increase our flights,” said Silvio Nascimento, president of Embratur. “Even in the face of difficulties [including] the price of plane tickets and the strikes, we are maintaining the recovery scenario. This shows that we are on the right track. »
Air arrivals from Brazil fell 1.4% in July 2022 from June, but remained in line with an overall increase in international flights from the same month of 2021, Embratur officials said. International arrivals are lower than 2019 figures before Covid-19 restrictions, they added, when Brazil hosted 35,587 flights in the first seven months of this year.
The rebound in tourism to Brazil is also evident in traveler spending figures in 2022. Spending by international visitors to Brazil generated $1.23 billion between January and March 2022, officials said.
Spending by international tourists totaled $693 million between January and March 2021 and $1.44 billion in the first three months of 2020. International spending in Brazil totaled $1.8 billion during the same period in 2019.
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