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Posted on 01/21/2022 1:52 PM
Tourism sector earned BRL 14.7 billion in November 2021
The air sector was the one that grew the most in the period. - Photo: MTur
National tourism earned in November 2021 the figure of R$ 14.7 billion, according to a survey by the Federation of Trade in Goods, Services and Tourism of the State of São Paulo (FecomercioSP). The value is 19.3% higher than that recorded in the same month of 2020 and represents the eighth consecutive increase in 2021, according to the entity's calculations. The airline sector had the best performance in the period, with growth of 63.3%, followed by accommodation and food services, which increased by 13.1%.
For the Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, the numbers show that the sector continues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 health crisis. “The advancement of vaccination in our country and the adoption of biosafety protocols contributed to this important recovery of our sector. With committed and assertive work, we will be able to reach as soon as possible levels equal to or even greater than the pre-pandemic period”, he stressed.
In addition to the airline and accommodation/food sectors, the segment of cultural, recreational and sports activities also showed an increase in the month of November. The growth reached 12.1% compared to the same period in 2020. In all, revenues of more than R$ 1 billion were recorded. The activities of leasing means of transport, travel agencies, operators and other tourism services were the only ones that fell in November, with a reduction of 0.7% in the total.
The president of the Tourism Board of FecomercioSP, Mariana Aldrigui, said she expects good results also in the consolidation of the month of December. “The volume of reservations and the manifestations of intention to travel turned into business. This encouraged entrepreneurs in the sector. It is quite possible that the results for December are also quite positive, and the change in scenario unfortunately takes place in the numbers for January, because of the omicron variant in the country”, she highlighted.
The Monthly Services Survey (PMS) released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) had already pointed to the gradual recovery of the travel market in Brazil. According to the study, the Tourist Activities Index grew by 4.2% in November 2021 compared to the previous month (October) in the country. In the accumulated of 2021, tourist activities grew 21.1%, mainly influenced by the increase in revenues of companies in the air transport, hotels, restaurants, car rental and collective road passenger sectors.
With information from the Ministry of Tourism
Travel and Tourism