The Brazilian returned to prioritize air transport. Nearly 65% of the country’s residents intend to travel by plane in the next six months, the highest percentage since June 2014, when the index reached 66.9%. Cars own 25.7% of the plans of Brazilians, and, buses, 7.5%.
The data are from the Consumer Survey of the Ministry of Tourism, which still points the Northeast as the preferred region of travelers, with a 50.3% intention to visit, followed by Southeast (21.7%), South (15.5% ), Central West (7.8%) and North (4.7%).
“In a country of continental dimensions such as Brazil, it is fundamental to ensure air connectivity to allow more and more Brazilians to discover the beauty of our country,” says Tourism Minister, Marx Beltrão, mentioning the Brazil + Tourism package as fundamental in this scenario.
When the question is where to stay during the trip, hotels and inns are still the most chosen by tourists: 49.5%. The house of relatives and friends appears in second place, being chosen by 35.9% of the interviewees.
The survey is conducted monthly by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. Together, these capitals account for 70% of the Brazilian domestic tourist flow.