By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Ministry of Tourism in Brazil, the number of international events in Brazil grew four hundred percent in ten years, from 61 to 315 events per year. While much of this was driven by mega-events in Rio de Janeiro and other large cities, officials also reported that the growth of events took place in 54 Brazilian cities, showing an increase of 154 percent from the 22 municipalities recorded a decade ago.
The data was announced during the meeting of the Trade and Events Industry held yesterday (August 30th . . .