New tourist developments show investor confidence in Brazil
Attractions like parks and ferris wheels help to boost tourism, recover the economy and generate jobs and income for the population
Brazilian tourism shows economic attractiveness even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Entrepreneurs continue to make millionaire investments in the country, such as water parks, ferris wheels and resorts, generating jobs and income for the population and diversifying the tourist offer in Brazil. Several of these attractions are scheduled to open by 2023 and may contribute to a breather in the sector affected by the crisis.
For the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, this scenario reflects the efforts of the Federal Government to provide conditions for the sector to recover from the crisis, improving the business environment and stimulating the attraction of investments. “We always work for a more competitive business environment, with more partnerships and tourist offer. We even created a new National Secretariat for Attracting Investments, Partnerships and Concessions from the Ministry of Tourism to support the country's development and the generation of jobs and income ”, said the minister.
Among the projects scheduled to open later this year, there is the Ferris wheel Big Wheel, on the edge of Balneário Camboriú (SC). The new tourist spot will provide a panoramic view of the Santa Catarina sea at 82 meters above sea level and should receive between 450 and 600 thousand visitors a year.
“FG Big Wheel will be a cultural equipment that will further design the city as a tourist destination. A new postcard, just like it happened in the biggest tourist destinations in the world, like London, Las Vegas, Chicago and Hong Kong ”, highlights Altevir Baron, director of Market and Marketing at FG Empreendimentos.
São Paulo will also host one of the largest ferris wheels in Latin America. At 90 meters high, the attraction will be located within the Cândido Portinari Park, on the banks of the Pinheiros River. The tourist spot will have 42 air-conditioned cabins, a 360º panoramic view, as well as a convenience area. The project is scheduled to open by the end of 2021.
In November, the construction of another ferris wheel will begin in the South region. The attraction, located in Foz do Iguaçu (PR), is scheduled to open next year and is managed by Gramado Parks, also responsible for Rio Star, in Rio de Janeiro. The group also plans to build four more similar attractions by 2023, in addition to two water parks and two resorts, located in Gramado (RS) and Praia dos Carneiros (PE).
The construction of the complex on Carneiros beach in Pernambuco will have an investment of R $ 380 million and will generate 1,600 direct and indirect jobs. The forecast is that the park will start operating in 2022 with the expectation of receiving around 300 thousand visitors in the first 12 months of the opening.
In the coming years, Brazil should further advance in the field of water parks and resorts. In addition to the already consolidated Thermas dos Laranjais (SP), Beach Park (CE), Hot Park (GO), among others, the country now has the newly opened Pratagy Acqua Park, in Maceió (AL), which received about R $ 35 million in investments.
In Andradina, a city near the border between São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul, the construction of the Acqualinda park and resort is underway, which has a total area of 371 thousand square meters and has an investment of R $ 500 million. The expectation is that, after the opening, scheduled for next year, the new attraction will create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.