With celebrations set to kick off tomorrow in Brazil for the world’s most famous annual party, millions of tourists from around the globe are about to experience the vibrant parades and elaborate costumes of Carnival.
In defiance of the economic turmoil and political unrest that has marred the country’s image on the international stage in recent months, some regions are visitor numbers to “more than double” this year, in a much-needed boost to the nation’s tourism industry.
The biggest party will centre on Rio de Janeiro, and the city expects to welcome 920,000 tourists over the course of the long weekend.
Tomorrow around 75,000 spectators will be…
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