There are several benefits to hosting the World Cup in Brazil such as a boost to Brazil's stagnant economy and should improve the country's business and tourism with a much more international audience. The tournament has been estimated to add around 0.2 percentage points to Brazil's economic growth for 2014, although it might not be enough to lift Brazil out of its four year long depression. The country's GDP is expected to grow around 1.7 percent in the year, much less than the 7.5 percent increase in the South African World Cup in 2010. Based on evidence brought together by experts, airlines are seeing the demand for flights in the months of the tournament decreasing instead of rising, as travelers reschedule their trips to avoid the period when it is supposed to have the most customers. As the Brazilian economy is very large, and the duration of the World Cup is rather short, the impacts on the nation will not be as large as most people expect. A successful World Cup would help improve Brazil on the world stage but a failure no matter how small might just change the world's image of the country.