Embratur announces ship sinking program to boost nautical tourism
During the opening of the Visit Pernambuco Travel Show, the president of the Institute, Gilson Machado Neto, confirmed the sinking of another 25 vessels off the Brazilian coast
Continuing the National Program for Revitalization of Nautical Ecotourism, proposed by the current management of Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute), the Brazilian coast will have 25 wrecked ships to strengthen diving tourism and shelter fish. The president of the Institute, Gilson Machado Neto, announced the sinking on Monday (25), during his participation in the opening of the first edition of the Visit Pernambuco Travel Show, an event that brings together tourism professionals from different countries in Porto de Galinhas (PE). .
At the press conference, the president of Embratur recalled the success of the wrecks promoted by the municipality, together with IBAMA, the Ecotourism Secretariat of the Ministry of Environment, ICMBio, and Navy, in September on the coast of Tamandaré, on the southern coast of Pernambuco. .
“The proposal of the National Program for Revitalization of Nautical Ecotourism is to reinforce and strengthen the importance of this segment for tourism. We want to place Brazil as a diving tourism route, as it happens in Latin American countries. We want to reformulate public policies that combine development and sustainability to leverage Brazilian tourism, ”said Gilson Machado.
According to Embratur's president, the program foresees the sinking of 1,200 pieces of equipment off the coast of Brazil. “The sinking of wagons, aircraft, boats of various sizes, giant statues and armored vehicles in areas suitable for diving will bring development of inns, hotels and resorts and are a priority for the portfolio, generating jobs, income and foreign exchange in destinations. Brazilians. Our action has the support of President Jair Bolsonaro, a great tourism enthusiast in Brazil, ”he said.
The Visit Pernambuco Travel Show, an event that takes place until tomorrow (27), brings together about 300 tourism professionals from 23 countries for training, business roundtables and relationship actions in the state. The meeting is sponsored by the Porto de Galinhas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Porto de Galinhas Hotel Association (AHPG) and Sebrae-PE, with support from the Pernambuco Tourist Office, the Ipojuca Tourist Office and Embratur.