More than 220,000 Brazilian tourists visit Portugal in first two months of 2010

27 May 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27 May – Revenue from Brazilian tourists in Portugal, in the first two months of the year totalled 44.49 million euros, a rise of 72.9 percent against the same period of 2009, Portugal’s secretary of state for tourism, Bernardo Trindade told Portuguese news agency Lusa in Sao Paulo.

In the same period, Brazil was the fifth largest source of tourists for Portugal after the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany, with 220,356 tourists travelling to Portugal, which represents a rise of 20.3 percent.

Sao Paulo is amongst the Brazilian states that send most tourists to Portugal (41.3 percent) as is Rio de Janeiro (24.3 percent).

Last year, around 585,000 Brazilians visited Portugal, generating tourism revenue for Portugal of around 195 million euros. (macauhub)