Brazil leads Latin America in travel

Brazil leads Latin America in travel
The World Travel & Tourism Council, according to new research, finds that Brazil is on track to receive an additional $5.5 billion toward the nation’s GDP from travel in 2012. As a region, research shows that Latin America will trail only Asia-Pacific in travel and tourism growth in 2012. “Brazil’s travel & tourism industry is set for a great few years and I’m certain that Brazil agreeing to a number of open skies agreements have contributed to the positive growth figures,” said David Scowsill, president and CEO of the WTTC. “However, Brazil has a few hurdles to overcome with two major sport events coming up. In order for these events to be successful, present inadequate infrastructure must be improved.”