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Source: Republic of Brazil 2

URUGUAYMarcelo Álvaro Antônio met with Uruguayan authorities to strengthen tourism between countries

By Patrícia Gomes

Brazil’s Minister of Tourism participated in a series of meetings with the President of Uruguay and other authorities. Credit: Disclosure Presidency of UruguayThe Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, was on the agenda this Thursday and Friday (18 and 19.11) Montevideo, Uruguay. On Friday, the minister met with the president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou. During the meeting, he reinforced the partnership between governments and the mutual strengthening of tourism between the two nations. The meetings also included the presence of the Chancellor of the Republic of Uruguay, Francisco Bustillo; Uruguayan Tourism Minister, Germán Cardoso Ferreira, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and Brazil’s Ambassador to Uruguay, Antônio Ferreira Simões. Uruguay is the 4th country in South America to send more tourists to Brazil, behind Argentina, Paraguay and Chile. In 2019, Brazil received 364,830 Uruguayan visitors, an increase of 5% compared to 2018. Leisure was the main reason for travel; 83.9% of Uruguayans sought destinations here with sun and beach, ecotourism, nature and culture tourism. The most popular places for leisure were Florianópolis (SC) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ). “In 2109, in the first year of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, we already had an increase in the number of Uruguayans in Brazil. Our mission is to keep this number growing. Our visit here aims to strengthen tourism between countries, ”said Álvaro Antônio. Uruguay is also a tourist destination that is very popular with Brazilians. For the Brazilian ambassador to Uruguay, Antônio Simões, many actions can be taken to strengthen tourism between the two countries. “For Uruguay, Brazil is the second most important tourist destination. And there is an increasing number of Brazilian tourists in Uruguay. There are many actions that we can take to strengthen this partnership ”, he stressed.

Meetings marked the partnership between governments and the mutual strengthening of tourism. Credit: Disclosure Presidency of UruguayOMT – During the visit to Uruguay, the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashivil, was also present. This past week, alongside the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, fulfilled a series of agendas in Brazil. They visited tourist attractions and met with the trade and leaders from Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasília (DF) and Trancoso (BA). On the agenda of the meetings were the resumption of tourism, in a safe and responsible manner, and investments in the sector. Zurab also stressed that he will open an office in Brazil for the WTO – the first in Latin America to increase the organization’s presence throughout this region. Edition: Amanda Costa

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