Visa Everywhere Travel Report: Group Stage Host Cities for 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM See Significant Spending Increases by International Travelers
Visa cardholders spend
SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 3, 2014--
Data through the Group Stage of the tournament, which includes opening day (
“The group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has shown that international tourism was strong well beyond the cities of
Total Spending Hits Record Levels
Total spend by international travelers on Visa accounts through the Group Stage hit
“As the FIFA World Cup continues in July, Visa will continue to help everyone, everywhere, be a part of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil,” said Fort.
Visa has worked with partner organizations and service providers in
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Visa cardholder spend data cited is based upon VisaVue Travel data. Visa introduced the VisaVue Travel tourism reporting product to U.S. tourism organizations in 2008 and has continued to provide reports to the industry on a variety of popular tourist destinations every year. For more information on VisaVue Travel and Visa's products focused on the tourism industry, please contact the VisaVue Product Office at VisaVueTravel@Visa.com.
Data included in the “Everywhere Travel Report: FIFA World Cup Brazil” includes spending on Visa-branded payment cards by international visitors from key source countries during the calendar year 2014 (
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