2011 was another record year since 5.4 million tourists visited Brazil. Mainly, the number of visitors from neighboring countries in South America has increased.
The number of visitors from Russia has also increased because they no longer need to apply for a visa before visiting.
Although Brazil is gaining popularity, the country is still behind both Argentina and Mexico in the number of tourists. Argentina was visited by 5.7 million and Mexico by 22.4 million in 2011.
In 2014, Brazil will arrange the FIFA World Cup and FIFA has expressed concern that the country's airports cannot handle the expected number of new tourists.
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