When you think of Brazil it will quickly come to your mind the endless beaches of Rio , the joyous celebrations that give colour to the streets of its cities , or overflowing football stadiums. Everything is cheerful and beautiful in this great country of South America. So it is choking when cheking its low level of international tourism, a trend that is about to end .
Indeed, according to the [statistics](http://www.ibtimes.com/despite-slight-growth-numbers-brazilian-tourism-still-significantly-lower-it-should-be-1503936) made known last year, Brazil received only 6 million foreign visitors in 2012, which compared to the 23 million visitors who Mexico received leaves much to be desired. Could it be their lack something to offer? Not at all, as we said before, this colourful country is attractive , and it is weird that a travel addict has never dreamed of a vibrant stay with its people.
To confirm this idea we provide some data , it is estimated that the country would be able to accommodate 40 million tourists a year. It means there is a huge gap between what it could be and what it actually is. Another more data, 98% of tourists who visit the nation have thought about coming back again. Therefore it is not only about capacity but also a good tourist offer that adds to the visitors' satisfaction.
It is true that its numbers are not quite flattering , but there are some factors that lead us to believe that we are going to see a trend change. Just two events will be able to change the situation: [ Fifa World Cup ] ( http://es.fifa.com/worldcup/ ) which will bring international football to its stadiums this summer, and [ Rio Olympics 2016 ] ( http://www.rio2016.com/es ) . There will be three thrilling years for a young nation, with an economic growth maintained over time and with an increase in tourist flow of 5% year after year, differing from the 3% experienced by the region.
Despite some unfounded criticism, of course all these events require to improve the infraestructure to connect cities, airports and other transit buildings . It is clear that the image of the country will improve, it will be internationally known as a destination of first order, and the statistics will improve year after year. That's why from this blog we encourage you to start thinking of Sao Paulo , Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia because you are going to hear a lot about them from now on.
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