What was the most popular domestic and foreign destination for Brazilian tourists in the first half of the year?

Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal, are the most popular domestic and international destinations for Brazilian tourists in the first half of this year, according to a survey released by Decolar, Latin America's largest online travel platform.

The Diariodoturismo website reported on August 4 that the topic of the survey was "the most popular destinations for Brazilian tourists in 2022". For the study, the researchers collected data from users of Decolar's website and app on airfare searches for each destination during the first half of this year.

Daniela Araujo, director of flight information management at Decolar, said: "Ticket searches are up 49% in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2021. We have launched a lot of promotional activities in recent months and added more convenient payment services to boost tourism. All of these initiatives combined with the effect of a new promotional campaign by Iza, a well-known singer, have produced good results for us."

According to the survey, the city of Sao Paulo topped the list of Brazilians' favorite domestic destinations for the first half of the year, followed by Rio de Janeiro. The North-East is popular with Brazilian travellers, with Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza, Maceio and Natal all appearing in the top 10, in third, fourth, fifth, seventh and 10th place respectively. Brasilia, at No. 6, was the only Midwestern domestic destination in the top 10.

Lisbon, Portugal, topped the list of international destinations, followed by Buenos Aires, Argentina. Of the other eight most popular destinations in the top 10, Orlando, Miami and New York in the United States are located in North America; Paris, France, London, England and Madrid, Spain are in Europe; Santiago, Chile is in South America; There's also the Caribbean city of Cancun, Mexico.

The report also showed that the most common payment methods used by Brazilians while traveling are credit card payment, installment bill payment (Boleto Parcelado) and Pix payment (an instant payment system created by Brazil's central bank), the latter two services provided by Koin, a Brazilian fintech company.