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Old 09-25-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Well, since Brazil and New York are both located in the Americas, I decided to post this news in this subforum!


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Some 700,000 Brazilians will visit New York City this year, more than twice the 2009 figure. That’s fewer than the British and Canadian totals. But Brazilians still outspend all other countries in the city, including Canada, the U.K. and Italy, New York officials say. In 2010, Brazilian visitors spent a total of $1.63 billion in New York City, topping the $1.42 billion spent by travelers from the U.K., the $1.27 billion spent by Canadians and the $1.1 billion spent by Italians, according to NYC & Co.
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Why Brazil’s Big-Spending Tourists Heart New York - Metropolis - WSJ


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Old 09-25-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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In related news:


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New York wants increased Brazilian tourism

In a move warmly welcomed by many, the administration of New York City announced this week it will be lobbying the US Government to ease entry requirements for tourists from Brazil. The cityís Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and his staff feel that the current restrictions on visitors from Brazil. China and India (three of the four BRIC nations...interesting that Mr.Bloomberg seems less interested in the fourth country of the group, Russia) are seriously restricting the economy of the USAís largest city. Not only that, but there are many negative knock-on results for actual service industry employment in the area in catering, accommodation and the many tourist sites.

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New York wants increased Brazilian tourism



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Old 09-25-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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in 2008 i worked as a street vendor in union square in san francisco selling obama buttons/stickers/shirts/etc. made most of my money off international tourists. the brazilian tourists will always stick out in my mind, cuz they always seemed to have the deepest pockets. walking around with $5000+ cameras, designer clothes, etc. made A LOT of money from them, so i am grateful for that. wish i could go back to doing that, easiest money evar
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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I though Brazil was poor?
How are all these people getting money?
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I though Brazil was poor?
How are all these people getting money?
brazil is a middle income country.

also, there are rich ppl in every country. a country might lack a prosperous middle class, but the top 1% is always well off.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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brazil is a middle income country.

also, there are rich ppl in every country. a country might lack a prosperous middle class, but the top 1% is always well off.
No foadi. Everyone in Latin America lives a heartbeat away from an African lifestyle, and everyone is poor. There's no such thing as money in Latin America, we barter all of our goods
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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A lot of Brazilian tourists splurge whenever they travel to the USA because everything in Brazil is much more expensive. Also tourists who can travel abroad are usually wealthier than the average citizen in their country of origin. This is true in all countries not just Brazil. Only around 30-40% of Americans have passports for example.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I though Brazil was poor?
How are all these people getting money?

Errrr......working maybe?? Brazil's the 6th biggest economy in the world today, you'd assume there would be quite a few people who could afford traveling abroad.....this money is not being made by itself.....

And regarding the big spending, it's quite obvious why it happens.......Brazil's outrageous taxes, plus manufacturers' greed and some other issues make products here ridiculously expensive, so when people go to the US they just go crazy!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: DF
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No foadi. Everyone in Latin America lives a heartbeat away from an African lifestyle, and everyone is poor. There's no such thing as money in Latin America, we barter all of our goods
and we all wish to migrate to the U.S. and stay there forever!


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Old 09-26-2012, 01:11 AM
 
Location: classified
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A lot of Brazilian tourists splurge whenever they travel to the USA because everything in Brazil is much more expensive. Also tourists who can travel abroad are usually wealthier than the average citizen in their country of origin. This is true in all countries not just Brazil. Only around 30-40% of Americans have passports for example.
It is pretty similar in other Latin American countries as well such as Argentina where many middle class/wealthy people will fly to Miami just to shop. In general the US is considered to be one of the best places in the world to buy consumer goods relative to other countries because nearly everything tends to be cheaper (and also more selection) than in other countries.
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