Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019
More than 1,100 travel agencies in Rio Grande do Sul indicated a 23% increase in the number of employees, a 72% increase in the demand for services offered and a 68% increase in sales for the coming months.
The Gaucho indices are the largest identified by the survey among the six states (SP, RJ, BA, MG, PR) that had individual data consolidated by Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism.
The research aims to identify the perspective of the entrepreneurs regarding the performance of their establishments and destinations for the six months following the survey (May to October).
The future projection of the agencies consulted in the RS indicated optimism, when compared with the results of the first quarter of the year. From January to March, 35% indicated a rise in revenue, 9% indicated an increase in the number of employees and a 45% increase in demand for the services offered.
According to the Interim Minister of Tourism, Daniel Nepomuceno, the figures show optimism and corroborate to the effort that the new management is carrying out in the sector.
We need to monitor the behavior of the Brazilian tourism sector and see if stocks get to the tip. This is an important impetus for us to continue working harder to develop the national tourism sector, generating employment, income and social inclusion, as well as
strengthening our destinies," he said.
The term “gaucho” refers to the traditional cowboys from South America. These occur in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, commonly in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. They are often in traditional clothing and make their living by running ranches and working with
the horses, sheep and cattle.