Confederations Cup gives a timely boost
Foreign tourists as well as Brazilians visiting all of Confederations Cup's 6 venues brought over £90 million to local economy following the fifteen day competition. Embratur made the calculation based on the number of visitors as well as the length of stay of every visitor in all the 6 cities which were hosting the games, and amount spent by the participating teams and visiting delegations.
However, the tournament was rocked by political agitation as thousands of demonstrators hit to the roads to complain regarding the cost of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup next year. A report suggest that 13759 tickets were sold to foreign tourists and 111,569 tickst were sold to the Brazilians.
Embratur stated that foreign tourists stayed for around ten days on average in the city, while Brazilians stayed for 3 days in the locality of the game. These numbers reveal how mega events save a direct return on all the investments to the local economy.
Embratur president Flávio Dino stated that a significant portion of these resources directly goes into the pockets of local shopkeepers, small businesses and street vendors. The world is getting used to seeing mass demonstrations as a democratic as well as healthy phenomenon. And Brazil, which one of the world's largest democracies, could not stay an exception.
On the other hand, the Brazilian government is responding very boldly and quickly to demands from the roads. During the Confederations Cup, there were no incidents involving foreign tourists.