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Tourism sector revenues increase by 28% in September

Tourism has continued to show positive signs of recovery in recent months. Data from a survey by the National Confederation for Trade in Goods, Services and Tourism (CNC) in collaboration with Cielo shows that the sector had sales of R $ 12.8 billion in September, an increase of 28% on August corresponds.

Compared to April, the worst month for the segment in 2020, the number is three times higher than in the reporting period (R $ 4.07 billion). More than half of the monthly sales came from the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

For Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the number is encouraging and shows that the measures coordinated by Pasta together with the other segments are on the right track.

“We are very happy about this gradual, positive and significant resumption in a gradual and responsible manner. We show once again how important tourism is for the economic recovery of our country. We will continue our work to bring Brazilian tourism back to its old level and create jobs and income for our entire population, ”he said.

Analyzed by segment, the accommodation and grocery business recorded the highest sales volume in September with R $ 8.533 billion. The highlight was the restaurants, which handled R $ 6.63 billion. Passenger traffic also made up a significant proportion of the total. In September the sector had a turnover of 2.76 billion R $, which corresponds to 21% of all revenues collected in September.

CNC President José Roberto Tadros pointed out that the increase in sales could be due to numerous factors.

“Starting in May, the sector’s revenue went through a monthly recovery process driven by a number of factors, including the increased number of people on the street, increased consumer confidence and the digital strategies companies were adopting,” says Tadros.

Since March, when a state of public calamity was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism has been working on several measures to help the sector survive.

Among them is the creation of Law 14.046, which provides rules for cancellations / rescheduling for tourism and cultural services. MP 963, which released R $ 5 billion for the line of credit sector and helped formulate MP 936 which maintained thousands of jobs in the country.

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Via – Ministry of Tourism

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