Published on : Monday, October 21, 2019
With almost 500 entries made for the second edition of the National Tourism Award in Brazil, 227 more than in 2018, the National Tourism Development and Competitiveness Secretariat has decided to give one more chance to those who have not yet registered. The new deadline to participate is October 20.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the National Tourism Council (CNT) and the selection will identify good practices in the sector. The announcement of the winners will be made on December 4, at an event held in Belo Horizonte (MG).
When registering, you need to pay attention to four points: follow the template that must be completed and inserted in “Annex 1”; answer the 19 questions; sign the document of “Annex 2” that deals with the term of commitment and authorization of use of image; and check if the proposal registration is completed.
Before landing in Brazil after meeting the international agenda in China, the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, stressed the importance of the award.
“Our goal is to have a great celebration of appreciation of these professionals, who have contributed so much, helping more and more to generate employment, income and social inclusion through tourism.”
In the ‘Outstanding Initiatives’ group, the Award involves 11 categories: Strengthening Integrated and Decentralized Tourism Management; Tourism Data Management and Monitoring; Awareness, Qualification, Certification and Formalization in Tourism; Harnessing Cultural Heritage for Tourism; Harnessing Natural Heritage for Tourism; Local Base Tourism; Tourism Associated Production; Social Tourism, Technology in Tourism; Tourism Marketing and Marketing; Business Environment Improvement and Investment Attraction and Social Tourism.
In the group “Outstanding Professionals”, Academy; Government – Officers and Parliamentarians; Government – Managers and Technicians; Medium and Large Entrepreneurs; Micro and Small Entrepreneurs; NGOs; and Press and Social Media make up the registration board.
Public entities may participate; System S institutions such as Sebrae, Senac and Sesi; organized civil society entities; legal entities; representatives of collective groups and tourist enterprises.
Initiatives should be specifically applicable to tourism, have proven results and benefits that have positively affected visitors and industry development over the past 24 months and have not been previously awarded.
The projects will be evaluated by a judging committee, composed of representatives of MTur, CNT and experts. The preliminary result of the qualifying stage will be released on October 30, and the finalists on November 22, at. Final bidders will be known on November 29, after a deadline for filing appeals.