Even with some traditional New Year’s parties canceled on northeastern beaches, the Northeast remained highlighted in the list of most popular destinations for the 2021 summer vacation. Porto Seguro, in Bahia, is the most popular destination for travelers according to Submarino Viagens agency, of the CVC group.
The survey by Submarino Viagens – online booking agency that belongs to CVC Corp, one of the largest travel groups in Latin America – showed that five northeastern capitals appeared at the top of the ranking of the 10 most searched on the site.
They are: Maceió (AL), Recife (PE), Salvador (BA), Fortaleza (CE) and Natal (RN). In addition to the capitals, Porto Seguro (BA) is among the most popular places in the region for travels. They were also at the top of the ranking in the same period last year, according to Submarino Viagens.
The Northeast has gained more representativeness by becoming an alternative to international travel that has ceased to be carried out because of sanitary barriers in other countries. Outdoor attractions and travel prices are among the main reasons.
According to Bárbara Ruiz, sales director at Submarino Viagens, although Caribbean destinations such as Cancun and Punta Cana are open to Brazilians, the dollar rate exceeding R $ 5 still makes it difficult for most customers to go abroad.
The trend for the year 2021 is for national destinations to gain even more prominence. “International destinations should have a slower recovery until sanitary normalization and stabilization of the dollar, so Brazil is even more inviting to Brazilians in the summer,” he says.
Still according to the survey by Submarino Viagens, some cities in the South Region also appear on the wish list of Brazilians for Summer 2021, such as Porto Alegre (RS), Florianópolis (SC) and Foz do Iguaçu (PR). Rio de Janeiro also appears in the ranking, the only city outside the South and Northeast.
Check out the complete list of the 10 most popular destinations for the 2021 summer vacation:
- Porto Seguro, BA
- Maceió, AL
- Recife, PE
- Rio de Janeiro – RJ
- Salvador, BA
- Natal, RN
- Porto Alegre, RS
- Fortaleza, CE
- Florianopolis, SC
- Foz do Iguaçu, PR