MTur participates in LATA ministerial meeting

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MTur participates in LATA ministerial meeting
Gilson Machado Neto
Source: MTur
January 12, 2022

The Ministry Gilson Machado Neto participated yesterday in a virtual meeting to discuss the current situation of tourism in Latin American countries and the prospects for the sector in 2022


The Ministry of Tourism of Brazil took part yesterday in a virtual meeting promoted by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA) to discuss the current situation of tourism in Latin American countries and the prospects for the sector in 2022. In addition to Brazil A la The meeting was also attended, via videoconference, by representatives of tourism agencies from Colombia, Chile, Panama, Belize, Mexico, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Nicaragua.

"It is of the utmost importance to keep our countries aligned on the actions that each of them have been developing and to exchange ideas, especially at this time of recovery, after a difficult period that tourism is going through in the world", declared the Minister of Tourism , Gilson, Machado Neto.  

Representing the Minister of Tourism at the event, the National Secretary for Attraction of Investments, Associations and Concessions of the MTur, Débora Gonçalves, highlighted actions carried out by the federal government to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 in the sector since the beginning of the pandemic . In addition, the secretary highlighted that Brazil is a trend destination for 2022.

“Brazil is an important player in post-pandemic tourism, due to its enormous potential for ecotourism. We have six unique biomes and more than 8,000 kilometers of coastline, which makes us an exceptional country, a product of the sun, the beach and nature, ”said Débora Gonçalves.

The secretary of the MTur highlighted that Brazil was one of the pioneer countries in the definition of biosafety protocols against Covid-19, with the launch of the Responsible Tourism Seal, which already has more than 30 thousand adhesions of establishments in the area and tourist guides. . "The creation of the seal was an important initiative of the federal government to create a safe environment for the resumption of tourism," said Débora.

During the meeting, new trends in tourism were also discussed, which include the domestic, business and nature segments. Remote work was also cited as one of the opportunities to boost the sector, as it is possible to travel at any time of the year.

LATA - The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) seeks to promote Latin America as a tourist destination and encourage an increase in travel to the region. The association is made up of more than 360 companies, including tourism boards, airlines, hotels, tour operators, representation companies and the travel press.

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