By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar and the economy slowing down, Brazilians are planning to spend their vacations this year traveling within Brazil and not going abroad, according to a recent survey conducted by Brazil’s Tourism Ministry and Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). According to the survey, 77.4 percent of Brazilians planning to travel this year will be doing it close to home, the highest rate in the past ten years for the month of April.

“The natural, cultural and . . .

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