Salvador Expects to Receive 770,000 Tourists for Carnival 2018

The 2018 Carnival program for Salvador will start on February 3rd with performances around the city, but the official opening is on February 8th.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Easily the second most famous Carnival celebration in Brazil (behind Rio) is in Salvador, the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia and the largest city on the northeast coast. This year the event expects to draw 770,000 tourists, and bring R$1.7 billion into the city's economy.

The estimates were announced last Friday (January 12th) by the mayor Antônio Carlos Magalhães Neto. "The numbers in the hotel sector point to 25 percent higher occupancy than the 2017 Carnival. Being conservative, we should have a . . .

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