What to Know About Brazilian Tourism in 2017 Rio de Janeiro’s famed beaches are in a deep freeze.
Here are five things you need to know.
1 / 4 Rio de la Plata’s beaches have reopened but are not the same as they were in December 2017 Rio’s famous beaches are not nearly as busy as they are in December.
Here’s a look at what you need now and in 2017.
1 More than 60 percent of the city’s beaches closed after a massive storm that dumped more than 40 inches of rain on the region.
It also caused a massive blackout.
The city’s tourism industry, which includes the world’s largest cruise ship operator Carnival Cruise Line, suffered massive losses.
Brazil’s tourism ministry has said that tourism will likely recover from the storm, but it still expects it to be difficult to reopen by the end of the year.
2 Rio’s iconic water park was shut down by the state government after the flooding in December and is no longer open.
But it reopened on Monday, and the waters of the Guanabara Bay are still open.
3 Brazilian President Michel Temer has promised to spend $1 billion on restoring infrastructure in the wake of the storm.
The country’s National Water Management Authority said that $2 billion is the target.
4 Tourism is still a major part of Brazil’s economy, accounting for almost 50 percent of GDP and generating more than half of Brazil, its largest export market, as of April 2017.
5 Brazil’s tourism boom has taken a hit, with the economy shrinking 1.4 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter.