Brazil Independence Day Weekend Injects R$4.9 Billion into Economy

Over two million people traveled throughout Brazil this past weekend, with the Northeast city of Porto de Galinhas being one of the most visited.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Positive news from Brazil's Ministry of Tourism was just released today showing that the long holiday weekend in Brazil, which began with the country's Independance day last Friday, September 7th and ended yesterday, September 9th, injected approximately R$4.9 billion into the struggling Brazilian economy.

"Prolonged holidays boost tourism as they represent an opportunity for short trips to be taken outside of school holidays," said Tourism Minister Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?