RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Tourism in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro has seen losses estimated at 657 million reais (around 200 million U.S. dollars) from January to August in 2017, due to the violence that has wracked the city, a study revealed on Tuesday.
The figure, presented by the National Confederation of Goods, Services and Tourism (CNC), equates to the city's tourism revenue for between eight to nine days.
The bar and restaurant sectors were affected most by the violence, which lost around 332.1 million reais (101.5 million dollars), followed by transport, travel agencies and vehicle rental shops, with cumulative losses of 215.5 million reais (65.8 million dollars).
The hotel sector also suffered from a loss of 97.7 million reais (30 million dollars).
The CNC report said the tourism revenue drops 1.8 percent on average if the crime rate rises by 10 percent.
From January to September, Rio lost 10,237 jobs in the tourism sector, up from 6,823 jobs lost in 2015, the report said.