Coronavirus

Brazil’s tourism sector shows first signs of recovery

Tourism has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. But Brazilian companies are starting to see an improvement after facing a rough patch

Brazil’s tourism sector shows first signs of recovery
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Around the world, the tourism industry has been by far the hardest-hit during the coronavirus pandemic. And, unlike retail and services, the effects of the downturn are set to persist for some time, as regular operations are not expected to be resumed until mass Covid-19 vaccination has been rolled out. In Brazil, tourism companies are desperately scrambling for ways to minimize their losses and survive the harsh pandemic winter. According to the latest figures, it is working.

Data from the National Tourism Confederation (CNC) shows that, as of September, sales in the sector reached BRL 12.8 billion (USD 2.37...

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