Leading travel publisher Lonely Planet has also endorsed Brazil as one of the world's leading tourist destinations in their annual collection of the globe's best destinations. Lonely Planet's sixth eagerly-awaited annual collection of the best places to go and things to do around the world for the year ahead names Brazil just behind Albania on the Top 10 Countries 2011 list. Brazil ranks just above Panama, Bulgaria, Italy and Japan on the prestigious list.
If you are looking to buy an overseas property with rental potential, you need it to be in a location with high demand from holidaymakers. Making money from letting your overseas home needs a strong rental demand from a bustling tourist industry.
Over the next few years, there looks to be no better place to buy than Brazil. Tourist numbers in the country are booming and with both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games being held in the country, it promises to be a bumper few years for the nation. And, Brazil has also been ranked highly in Lonely Planet's annual 'best in travel' poll.
Thriving tourist industry
According to recent comments from the Brazilian Tourist Office, 2010 has seen an 'amazing' number of visits to the country's tourism website. Interest in the South
American country is high with thousands of holidaymakers looking to take advantage of the country's all-year round climate to book a vacation.
If you are looking to purchase a 'buy to let' property in Brazil, booming tourist numbers will help you maximise your rental income.
Lonely Planet names Brazil as second best place to visit
Glauco Chris Fuzinatto, UK and Ireland director at the Brazilian Tourist Office welcomed this news. "People are really considering whether they should be going to Brazil now, next year or the year after," he said.
"I am not surprised that Brazil has been named as one of the best places to go. It has so much to offer."