Rio de Janeiro, Nov 22 (EFE) .- Rio de Janeiro, the tourist mecca of Brazil, received today with samba about 3,000 tourists who arrived at the port of this city aboard a boat of the MSC shipping company, at a party that commemorated the start of the new cruise season.
The passengers of the Poesía cruise ship were honored at the port of Rio de Janeiro. Janeiro with the rhythms performed by the Municipal Guard band and the samba steps of the members of the Royal Court of Carnival 2018, including King Momo and the princesses of the carnestolendas parties.
Although the rainy weather did not help to draw the classic Rio de Janeiro postcard of sun and heat, the Royal Court of Carnival, with whom tourists were taken numerous photos, he tried that the visitors received all the required information as well as a little of the environment and the carioca heat.
This was the first of a series of activities that the Municipal Tourism Company (Riotur) aims to promote during the recently opened cruise season so that tourists receive "joy and information" as they set foot in Péré Mauá, a port area of Rio de Janeiro, explained the president of the organization, Marcelo Alves.
La Riotur estimates that the cruise ships will bring about 259,000 visitors to this Brazilian city. from November 2017 to April 2018, in the austral summer season, and tourists are expected to leave around 324 million reais (99.4 million dollars) in the economy carioca.
The landings will be mainly concentrated in the Reveillon (the traditional end of the year party at the Copacabana beach) and in the Carnival, which are the two events that attract more tourists to Rio de Janeiro.
"The expectation for the arrival of visitors is always the best possible and with the tourist equipment we have, we will improve every time plus the income generated for the city, "said Alves, quoted in a statement.
The city of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most emblematic of Brazil, was chosen this year as the The main destination of the world to spend New Year's Eve, surpassing Miami, according to an international survey cited by the Municipal Tourism Company.
Despite being one of the most visited cities of South America, the city has been facing a severe financial crisis for several months, for which, in the words of the director of Riotur, "tourism is the main solution", and to a Unusual wave of violence.