Embratur guarantees flight capture from Europe to Manaus
Representatives of Amazonas lodges a request with the president of the Institute, which has already begun negotiations with European airlines
The president of Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute), Gilson Machado Neto, guaranteed support in capturing flights of airlines from Europe to Manaus, in the Amazon. The request came from Amazonastur president Roselene Silva de Medeiros, who was at the Institute on Wednesday (24). According to her, “there are companies interested in Brazil and tend to accept what Embratur attests”.
Gilson Machado Neto was emphatic in stating that Embratur will actively participate in negotiations with companies. “In keeping with President Jair Bolsonaro's new policy of making Brazil an open country, I make our technical team available to actually start heading direct flights that will connect Europe with Manaus, as currently the region does not has no connection with the continent, ”said the president of the Institute.
In this first moment, according to him, Embratur will work in a technical way, in contact with the interested companies, to “understand the main demands, assisting with market information, what are the counterparts and other adjustments to the deal of agreement and guarantee. flight capture ”.
According to Amazonastur's president, Embratur's support is critical to strengthening Brazil's air connectivity as the world. "Direct frequencies are very conducive to increase the number of international tourists in the country, ensuring comfort and better options for the traveler," said Roselene Silva.
Brazil Cruise Sector
Also on Wednesday, the president of Embratur, Gilson Machado Neto, received Marco Ferraz, president of CLIA Brazil, an entity that aims to act in the regulation, promotion and expansion of maritime cruises in Brazil. The representative presented important industry data.
According to Marco Ferraz, after 9 years, the number of beds for the 2019/20 season will grow by 6.3%, in addition to a greater number of itineraries during the period, from November to April. “In all, we will have to sell over 500,000 beds. In 2018/19 and 2017/18, we had already grown 15%, so we accumulated a growth of 36.3% in the last three seasons here in Brazil, ”he said.
One of the challenges pointed out by the president of CLIA Brazil is the strengthening of the Amazon, which has 97% of preserved forest, as a destination during the international boat stops in the summer of the country. “The region has places that foreign tourists are most delighted with. The challenge is to make this region more competitive, ”he said.
Gilson Machado Neto was available to head new meetings between the federal government, the entity that represents the sector and the government of the State of Amazonas, in order to attend and strengthen the presence of maritime cruises in the region.
“Our main objective is to increase the number of cruise passengers in Brazil, as only 65,000 passengers pass through the country each year. We have already had 32 sea cruises in Brazilian waters, now we have 8. The government is open to dialogue so that together we can reinforce this which is a very important sector for the economy of the country ”, informed the president of Embratur.