Renzo Gracie is Brazil's new international tourism ambassador
Brazilian athlete, from the family that took Jiu-Jitsu to the world, accepted the invitation to be an Embratur volunteer in tourism promotion
Renzo Gracie, a representative of the traditional Gracie family who has spread Jiu-Jitsu around the world, has accepted the invitation of the president of Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute), Gilson Machado Neto, to become an Ambassador of Brazilian Tourism. Renzo, who currently lives in the United States, endorsed the voluntary mission of spreading the beauty and Brazilian culture to his students, friends and also the admirers of his career as a professional wrestler.
“I want everyone to know Brazil, the natural beauty and the beautiful heart of the Brazilian people. Especially the Americans, Canadians, Japanese and Australians, who no longer need visas to visit our country, was a very important measure of the government, ”said Renzo Gracie, at a meeting held today (15), at Embratur headquarters in Brasilia . At the time, he received the diploma of Brazilian Ambassador of Tourism.
The black belt and businessman also recalled that “tourists from the United Arab Emirates no longer have the obligation to issue visas to visit Brazil. They are a growing market where our sport grows more and more. It's another front where I already show Brazil and our attractions ”.
The president of Embratur celebrated the partnership with the internationally known athlete: “Renzo Gracie is a champion of a world-class sport, which has his family around the world as a reference. It is an important ally that can speak well of our country, our culture, our sport, our natural beauty, ”said Gilson.
The work of the Tourism Ambassadors, promoted by Embratur, is entirely voluntary. They will receive international promotional materials for Brazilian tourism in order to influence international tourists to visit Brazil. Embratur selects recognized personalities in its activities, who can be multipliers of Brazilian culture, nature and attractions, and thus help to increase the flow of visitors to the country.