Brazil and India discuss alliances for tourism

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Brazil and India discuss alliances for tourism
Source: MTur
Tue June 01, 2021

The working group will discuss an action plan focused on promoting the two destinations


The Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, received, this Monday (05/31), the visit of the Indian ambassador to Brazil, Suresh Reddy. On the agenda the possibility of an integrated work for the development of the two destinations with a focus on tourism.

One of the actions already defined is the creation of a working group with technicians from the Ministry, Embratur and the embassy. This team will be in charge of defining other activities to be implemented in both countries. It should be remembered that before the pandemic, in 2019, Brazil was visited by around seven thousand indigenous people. Among the preferred destinations are Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Manaus (AM), Foz do Iguaçu (PR) and Fernando de Noronha (PE).

Gilson Machado Neto believes that Brazil's potential can be a differential to attract more and more indigenous people. “We are the richest country in the world. We have any landscape that interests the tourist. We have beach tourism, sun, nature and many other attractions. And India can undoubtedly become an increasingly important partner, ”he said.

Ambassador Suresh Reddy also stressed that India also has its doors open for Brazilians. “We are committed to promoting ties between peoples. I thank the minister for the opportunity and I am sure that we will strengthen this work ”.

In addition to tourism, the possibility of alliances between the two countries in the cultural sector was discussed, with special emphasis on film productions. India is one of the main producers in the world with more than 900 titles released per year and Brazil wants to strengthen this sector in the country. The Special Secretariat for Culture, linked to the Ministry, will also participate in this debate.

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