Data released last night (17) by the Federation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism of the State of São Paulo (Fecomercio-SP) reveal that the loss in tourist revenue in the country at the end of September, represented by the lack of revenue is in R $ 41.6 billion reais since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March this year.
The news of this situation was released today by SputnikNews, also citing information from that entity, and the amount in question represents a 44% drop in the sector's billing, compared to the same period last year. The information was confirmed by Agência Brasil, highlights our source.
It should be noted that in September, the turnover of companies in the tourism sector (R $ 8.6 billion reais / 1.4 billion euros) was 37.6% lower than in the same month of 2019.
The downturn in tourism activities, according to SputnikNews, was led by the air transport sector, which had 64.6% less revenue than in the same month of 2019.
Fecomercio-SP points out that the billings of accommodation and food agents (-37.3%) and cultural, sports and recreational activities (-24.4%) also fell significantly in September.
"It is important that entrepreneurs keep digital channels active now, not only to offer packages and destinations, but also so that customers have a clear communication of the new tourism security protocols", recommends FecomercioSP through a news from the Agency Brazil.
The organization also points out that many tourists are looking for places with flexible cancellation or rescheduling, and refund possibilities. “Adapting reserves and flows to this specific market is a significant advantage for now and for the post-pandemic scenario”, he recommends.