Brazilians Carefully Return to Pleasure of Traveling

The hospitality industry is beginning to welcome travelers amid safety protocols and care to prevent contagion - and the resumption has been promising.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Remaining at home, the basic rule for containing the novel coronavirus, has cut people off from one of their greatest pleasures: traveling.

But after five months of forced confinement, and amid improved pandemic numbers in some regions, tourists and entrepreneurs in the business glimpse prospects of a return to normalcy.

A survey conducted by the Forum of Hotel Operators of Brazil (FOHB) shows that in August, 58.1 percent of the 872 hotels consulted by the organization will reopen, a rate that should reach 85 percent by December.

Likewise, major tour operators, such as CVC, have . . .

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