Rio de Janeiro Expects to Receive 1.1 Million Tourists for 2017 Carnival

According to Riotur, the movement in the economy should reach around R$3 billion, a significant increase from the R$2 billion expected just two years ago in 2015.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro expects to receive approximately 1.1 million tourists in this year's Carnival, according to officials. That is an increase from the one million predicted last year, and in 2015, when Rio’s tourism agency Riotur forecasted of 977,000 visitors.

The massive Carnival celebrations, which officially begins this today (Friday, February 24th), will bring together visitors from around the globe, to what is Brazil's showcase for the world. According to Riotur, the movement in the economy should reach around R$3 billion, a . . .

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