Considered the locomotive of West Africa, the country that for almost a decade has been dedicating itself to the dissemination and promotion of the destination in the Brazilian market will be present as an exhibitor bringing this year, a delegation composed of operators and receptive people from Cote D'Ivoire, in addition to the illustrious presence of the ambassador of Ivory Coast, in Brazil Diamouténé Alassane Zié; and the new Director of Tourism in Brazil, Jenniffer Curcio.
Ivorian operators will be in Brazil Eight companies, representing Ivory Coast, will be present at ABAV. Seven, from Cote D'Ivoire; and one, based in Brazil. Everyone will be at the country's official stand to receive and strengthen the relationship with the trade and with the press in the segment. Are they:
1) Mrs. DIAWARA AIDA – African eagle;
2) Mrs. Coulibaly Yele Lucie - Easy travel;
3) Mrs. Kouao Djangone Stephanie - Miracle travel;
4) Mrs. Camara Mariam - Trinidad Travel Tours;
5) Mr Logba Houphouet Antoine – Anno world travel;
6) Mrs. Zoh Nimpouh Benedicte – Anno world travel;
7) Ms. Fatou Mbaye - Ivoire Voyages Tourisme (IVT); e
8) Mr Thierry Attoumo – Tsmtour Rio (representing no Brasil da Ivoire
Voyages tourisme (IVT)
A lush country with nature, history and culture
With its administrative capital at Yamoussokro; and the economic capital in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire has plenty of potential to increase the number of Brazilians in the country. With its parties, dances, more than 60 ethnicities and cities full of history, culture and ancestry, the
African country frames an unforgettable and complete journey, exuberant in culture and tradition. Proof of its potential is that Côte d'Ivoire received a total of 668,000 visitors (from around the world) in 2020.
It is estimated that by 2023 this number will have grown by around 15%.
Remembering that Ivory Coast is the largest cocoa producer in the world; and in Brazil it maintains its main diplomatic representation in Brasilia, Its total population is 27 million people.
More tourists and more Brazilian investors
The country, which is prosperous and continues to be a tourist center for corporate and leisure events, also has support in Brazil to increase
opportunities in foreign trade, attracting new investors with its political and economic potential. The new ambassador, who took office in Brazil in January this year, Diamouténé Alassane Zié, has extensive professional experience, having already held positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad, and has given continuity to relations of commerce, business and tourism of the Ivory Coast in Brazil, also betting on the reciprocity and affinity between the two countries. Jennifer Curcio, the new Tourism Director for Côte d'Ivoire in Brazil who will be present at ABAV, also has enviable international experience. She is a journalist, social entrepreneur and as an Ambassador for Agriculture, she has been recognized for her exceptional dedication to advancing the sector. Now, has the challenge of promoting the Ivory Coast destination to 12 countries in Latin America and, together with the ambassador, will have to strengthen the relationship with the trade and improve, for example, connectivity between Brazil and Ivory Coast, whether at work to try to increase the number of flights departing from Brazil; whether in encouraging the creation of a direct flight from Brazil.
The 2023 differential
During Abav 2023, the current representatives of the Ivory Coast will be at the exhibitor's stand to receive, in addition to the entire trade
(operators, agents, airlines...), the specialized press.
This year, the difference lies in the fact that Ivorian operators and receptive agents will come to Brazil for the event, with the aim of showing the great economic and tourist potential of the country. Focused on promoting the destination in Brazil and other countries in South America, professionals will be available for presentations to the trade and interviews with journalists. Connectivity (current flights), new projects (commercial in business and tourism...) and the importance of the Brazilian market are some of the topics to be addressed by the delegation and staff. In addition to the Ivorian operators and guests, the Ambassador of Ivory Coast Diamouténé Alassane Zié; and the new Director of Tourism, Jenniffer Curcio. Supporting staff will include Lamine Kante, First Counselor; Affoussata Bakayoko Nee Kone, finance manager; Thierry Attoumo, Director of the operator SM Tour; and Márcia Santos, Public Relations for the destination.
Roteiros combinados em um país completo
Como sabemos, a cultura tradicional africana, a ancestralidade genuina e as belezas naturais mostram a Costa do Marfim como um destino de potencial capacidade para aumentar o número de visitantes brasileiros.
Formado por nada menos que 60 grupos étnicos, o país tem como idioma oficial o francês e também mais de 60 dialetos locais. Roteiros religiosos (Com a maior basílica do mundo, a Basílica Nossa Senhora da Paz); roteiros gastronômicos (O maior produtor de cacau do mundo é a Costa do Marfim); roteiros de praia e sol (Côte D’Ivoire possui 550 km de frente marítima, como a riviera Assinie); e roteiros culturais (Em Korhogo, por exemplo, a África genuína revela-se em seus rituais e cerimônias como a celebração da dança Poro)... São o ponto de partida para uma viagem completa e enriquecedora.
Text: Márcia Santos
Abav 50: Rio Centro/ Rio de Janeiro/ Brasil
De 27 a 30 de setembro de 2023