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PARTNERSHIPInscriptions start this Thursday (05.11) and go until December 13th. In 2019, 295 branches were qualified

By Victor Maciel

Chinese tourists visit the Amazon. Credit: EmbraturTravel agencies interested in working with Chinese tourists in the country will have until December 13 to apply for accreditation with the Ministry of Tourism. Registration starts on Thursday (11/05) and is part of an agreement between the governments of Brazil and China, through a memorandum of understanding, called Approved Destination Status (ADS). The results of the selection will be announced on December 20, in the Federal Official Gazette and on the Pasta website. Register here. According to the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the participation of Brazilian agencies in this receptive will be essential for international tourists travel again in Brazil. “This call marks our intention to bring these foreign travelers back to our country in this moment of recovery. China is one of the main emitters of tourists and one of the biggest spenders on travel. We will need, more than ever, to show that our country is prepared for this, and this public call comes for this, to make the experience of these visitors unforgettable ”, he said. National MTur that gathers individuals and companies that work in the tourism sector (Cadastur), declare to be aware of the terms of the agreement signed between the two nations and accept the Term of Responsibility contained in the notice. In Brazil, the Ministry of Tourism is the only body responsible for this selection and only companies authorized by the body will be able to serve Chinese tourists. Last year, 295 agencies were qualified. COOPERATION – In September 2017, China signed an agreement for visa facilitation with Brazil. The agreement defined a validity period of five years for tourism authorizations, allowing multiple entries and a period of stay of 90 days, renewable for up to another 90, every 12 months. Before the agreement, whose rules began to apply on October 1 of last year, the visa was generally accepted for three months. In May 2018, the Brazilian government and China Travel Service, the largest tour operator in that country, agreed an unprecedented partnership for structuring customized itineraries that expand the presence of Asians in Brazil. MTur works with other countries in Latin America to improve the Chinese experience in the region, such as working together with Argentina to promote Iguazu Falls.

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