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$27 Mn Spent on VISA Accounts by Travellers to Brazil During Opening Weekend of WorldCup 2014

On 18th June 2014, Leader in global payments - Visa Inc. - released the Visa Everywhere Travel Report for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which analyzes travel data and cross border spend on all Visa products, including credit, debit and prepaid payment cards.

During the four-day opening period of the tournament (June 12 - June 15, 2014), Visa found that international visitors spent more thanUS$27M on their Visa accounts. This represents a 73 percent increase over the same four-day period in 2013, and 47 percent more when compared to the opening four-day period of the Confederations Cup (June 15 –June, 18 2013), where travelers spent nearly US$18.5M.

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