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Source: Republic of Brazil 2

RESUMEMarcelo Álvaro Antônio and the WTO secretary general, Zurab Pololikashvili, met with the local tourist trade

By Amanda Costa

MTur and OMT discussed the Resumption of Tourism with the local trade. Credit: Gustavo Messina / MturThe Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, met this Tuesday (17.11) with representatives of the tourism sector of Trancoso, district of Porto Seguro (BA). Accompanied by the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, Álvaro Antônio reinforced the support of the federal government for the Resumption of Tourism, in a responsible and safe manner, in the region, which is one of the most sought after destinations on the coast of After stopping activities due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the village has again registered the presence of many tourists, who are advised to adopt biosafety practices to protect against the disease. “With security and responsibility, tourism in Trancoso and throughout Brazil is prepared and united to resume its activities and have a prominent role in the country’s economic recovery, through the generation of jobs and income for our population”, highlighted the minister of Tourism by reinforcing the federal government’s support for the sector. The WTO, which is the United Nations agency specialized in Tourism, announced two months ago the intention to bring a regional office to Brazil, already next year. It is the organization’s first base in Latin America. See more details HERE. To speed up the sector’s recovery and reduce the socioeconomic impact of Covid-19, last week, the federal government launched the Tourism Resumption. It is a national alliance that, supported by biosafety protocols, will develop a series of actions focused on the preservation of companies and jobs in the sector; improving the structure and qualification of destinations; implementation of biosafety protocols; and promotion and incentive to travel. In all, 32 institutions from the public and private sectors, the third sector and the S System are part of the Tourism Resumption, with actions scheduled until July 31, 2021. TRANCOSO – Located in the south of Bahia, Trancoso, which has tourism as its main activity, integrates the Costa do Descobrimento strategy route, as a district of Porto Seguro, as well as Arraial d´Ajuda and Caraíva. The itinerary also includes the city of Santa Cruz Cabrália. It was in this region that Pedro Álvares Cabral landed in 1500. The Discovery Coast is one of 30 strategic tourist routes, located in 158 municipalities in the country, covered by the Investe Turismo program. The initiative provides for a series of actions to accelerate development and increase quality and competitiveness in these tourist destinations. Edition: Rafael Brais

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