Rio Carnival Expects More Visitors

Rio Carnival Expects More Visitors


Rio de Janeiro’s City Authority estimates to obtain 1.9 million vacationers throughout the Rio carnival, which surpasses final yr’s 1.7 million. It additionally expects to have 7 million folks on town streets, and most resort occupation.

According to the president of Riotur, Marcelo Alves, the resort community occupancy price at the moment at 70%. In five-star lodges, the forecast is to succeed in 100% occupancy. “We will reach 100%, no doubt. Today, we already have the confirmation from ABIH [Brazilian Hotel Industry Association] that it’s the best year in history, in terms of hotel occupancy. There will be an economic turnover of more than R$4 billion (about $1 billion), which will feed the consumption. That’s tourism. That’s our DNA. It’s the city’s main business and, above all, it generates joy. Obviously, there is a lot of responsibility and logistics involved, with a lot of intervention by public agencies,” stated Marcelo Alves, throughout the presentation of the operations planning for Carnival 2020.

The professional stated that, along with lodges, vacationers search for different sorts of lodging: properties provided on-line, ships and household houses.

Rio is the precedence vacation spot, and the numbers are a consequence of selling efforts performed for one yr, centered on the inhabitants of Brazil, to make town the primary selection of holiday makers.

“Currently, Brazilian citizens are not traveling frequently abroad due to the high value of the dollar. The priority option is to travel within the country. Rio de Janeiro is a desirable destination. The city has evolved, security has improved, the city hall is working better and the events have shown efficiency in logistics. New Year’s Eve proved this in an exemplary way. Carnival will do as well,” Mr. Alves stated.

In 2020, town authorities will make investments R$100 million (about $24.5 million) within the carnival. Of this whole, R$16 million will probably be invested within the Sambódromo.

Mr. Alves identified that, over the last three years, solely by sponsorships obtained with tender paperwork R$ 78 million have been invested, along with subsidies price R$ 25 million.

According to the president of Riotur, 543 block parades have been registered thus far. The largest share will probably be within the southern and central areas, with mega blocks attracting extra public. Among them, Bloco da Preta, by singer Preta Gil, and Fervo da Lud, by singer-songwriter Ludmilla. In every of the areas, 133 blocks will probably be introduced.

The City Hall’s Operations Center (COR) has been strengthened by Riotur and could have 811 cameras to watch the road blocks. So far, representatives from thirty authorities companies are anticipated to be current within the COR’s operations room to facilitate integration and quick response within the providers.


The Sambódromo is being improved and the work needs to be finalized in early February.

The president of Riotur, Marcelo Alves, assured that the schedule for the Sambódromo works is being fulfilled and the works will probably be completed on time.

In addition to the above, the Ministry of Tourism has invested over R$eight million ($2 million) within the improvement of the Rio carnival. They embody alterations to {the electrical} installations, to supply extra safety to the house, portray works and renovation of the stands.


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