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FORUMS The ways to finance business and tourist destinations in Brazil and Portugal were discussed during the meeting

By Amanda Costa

The National Secretary of Attraction for Investments, Partnerships and Concessions, Lucas Fiuza, participated in the closing of the 1st Luso-Brazilian Tourism Forum, last Wednesday (26.11). During the meeting, he highlighted the new investment opportunities in the country and the actions taken since the beginning of the pandemic to protect the life and employment of workers and entrepreneurs in the sector. “We opened an extraordinary credit of R $ 5 billion to help the sector of tourism to reduce the economic impacts caused by the Covid-19 pandemic ”, exemplified Fiuza. These resources make up the credit line of the General Tourism Fund (Fungetur) and, currently, 23 financial institutions are accredited to offer them to entrepreneurs in the sector. New qualifications are made every day to ensure that resources reach, in an easier and faster way, to those in need. During the meeting, proposals to support companies, associations and tourist destinations in resuming activities were discussed. In addition, the Ministry of Tourism’s actions to increase the competitiveness of destinations and add value to tourist services throughout the country were discussed. Along with Secretary Lucas Fiuza, he also participated in the panel “Paths for financing destinations and business in the tourism ”, the president of Turismo Centro de Portugal, Pedro Machado. The moderation was the responsibility of the president of the Federation of CVBx of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Marco Navega. The event is a partnership between the Juiz de Fora Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Federations of Conventions & Visitors Bureaux of the States of Rio de Janeiro. Janeiro and Santa Catarina, the University of Aveiro and the regional tourism center Centro de Portugal. Held online, between November 23 and 25, the objective of the meeting was to discuss ways of developing tourist destinations in Brazil and Portugal , bringing together entrepreneurs, leaders and academics from the business tourism sector to share good practices implemented in both countries. And, in this way, guide, seek joint solutions and a better understanding of the current scenario. To access the recording of the panel “Paths for the financing of destinations and tourism businesses” click HERE. The recording will be available from next Monday (30.11). SUPPORT – Since the beginning of the pandemic, the federal government has acted to reduce the effects of Covid-19 on tourism. The actions involved initiatives such as Provisional Measure 936, which allowed flexible wages and working hours; MP 948, which regulated consumer relations in the segment, and MP 963, which guaranteed R $ 5 billion to the granting of loans through Fungetur, among other measures. Edition: Rafael Brais

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