New visa process perks up Chinese tourism in Brazil

Published on : Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Chinese tourist number coming to Brazil has increased every year and reached the mark of 61,000 on 2017. As per the data from Embratur, the government agency remains accountable for endorsing tourism in Brazil. The Asians moved four positions ahead in the overall ranking of countries sending visitors to Brazil.


At the time of a recent visit, officials from the two countries are also anticipated to sign contracts in the areas of trade and investment. Also, Brazil and China are hoped to increase the validity of tourism and business visas between the citizens of the two countries.


In all, 6,588,770 foreign visitors were in the country in 2017. The number is six percent greater than that registered in the Olympic years, when Brazil welcomed 6,546,696, and the World Cup (6,429,852).


In the list of the main origin of foreign visitors in 2017, Argentina sustains as the largest, with 2,622,327 visitors, 14.3 percent more than the year before. The neighboring country reports for around forty percent of all visitors that Brazil receives.


Nevertheless, another highlight was China, which recorded a six percent growth in the issuance list. These numbers still appear small, when compared to those involving Asians in general. Only last year, 135 million Chinese went on business as well as leisure trips.


The figures make China the largest country in the world sending visitors. According to the World Tourism Organization, the Chinese, at the same time, rank first in expenses abroad: US$258 billion in 2017. A growth of five percent (or US$8 billion) over the previous year.


In order to increase tourist surge between the countries, China and Brazil have entered into an agreement to facilitate visas for citizens of both countries.


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