Brazil car rentals could jump 30% during Carnaval
Automobile renting in Brazil
is expected to increase 20-30% during the upcoming Carnaval season (March 1-6), according to national car rental companies association ABLA.
As opposed to other holidays, "Brazilians tend to prefer domestic travel during Carnaval," says Paulo Miguel Junior who is ABLA's national council president.
Besides those in the northeast, some of the states expected to see the most increase in demand are Minas Gerais and São Paulo in the southeast and Santa Catarina in the south, the latter being influenced by tourists from the neighboring countries of Argentina and Uruguay.