Foreign tourists who visited Brazil during the month of February generated a turnover of US$ 359 million, which represented the best February in history of international receptive tourism in the country.
The result also represent the third best performance of all times, according to information from the Central Bank.
The increase in relation to February last year, which had already been a record, with US$ 327 million, was of 9.7%. The accumulated value for the year is in US$ 762 million, which means 14% more than in the first two months in 2005.
According to information from the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero), the arrivals in international flights increased in 7.3%, in February, on non-regulatory flights (charters). There were 50,798 passengers arriving against 47,312 in the same month of 2005.