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Brazilian Tourists Spending Time, Money in Florida

18/07/2011 13:58

On her first big trip away from her home and parents in Brazil, 14-year-old Juliana Garcia will explore Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort, shriek through Universal’s Harry Potter ride and gasp at Shamu’s acrobatics at Sea World. But first, there’s shopping.


Juliana and 85 other teens in her tour group crowd the counters at Perfumeland Megastore. Sales staff greet them in Portuguese. She bags an iPod Nano ($179.99) and Britney Spears perfume ($40). That’s just the appetizer. During her two-week stay, Juliana plans to drop $2,000 shopping.


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