Rio State Tourism Program Reports R$8.86 Billion in 2018

The project, launched in September of 2017 is aimed at boosting Rio de Janeiro state’s economy. Throughout 2018, 94 projects were carried out, in the cultural, sports and corporate areas.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (from January to January) Program generated 238,000 jobs, bringing in R$8.86 billion and 12.5 million people to the state in 2018, according to Brazil’s Minister of Culture, Sérgio Sá Leitão.

"These are competitive differentials of Brazil, not only of Rio de Janeiro. All research shows that there are few activities that generate so much income, that generate so much employment, that have such a positive impact in several dimensions,” stated Sá Leitão during the press conference on . . .

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