By MiamiNewTimes, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 10, 2015 – Despite worries about a lagging economy in Brazil and a less favorable currency exchange, more Brazilians visited Miami in 2015 than tourists from any other country. In fact, through the first nine months of 2015, Brazilian tourism is actually up 3 percent compared to the same time last year. The data comes from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau via Miami Today.
Overall, 5,662,700 foreign visitors have come to Miami so far during 2015. That’s up 4 percent from 5,447,006 in 2014.
In fact, tourism is up from almost all countries in the top ten except for the glaring exception of Venezuela. Thanks to a worsening economy and political instability, tourism from Venezuela has dropped a whopping 10 percent.