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Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2013
The development of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) in Brazil was the subject of a public hearing before the Commission of Tourism and Sport of the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 4 ). Experts of the entities involved with the issue discussed about the importance of the development of a statistical system that allows a more realistic view of the impact of tourism on the national economy.
Director of Studies and Research of the Ministry of Tourism, Francisco José Lopes said that the Satellite Account will reconcile tourism statistics with the System of National Accounts , which gathers information on the various sectors of the economy .
“The TSA will provide a more complete view of the tourism industry and its relation with other productive sectors in the country,” explained Professor Decius Kadota, University of São Paulo and researcher at the Institute of Economic Research (Fipe). The Fipe conducts research for the Ministry of Tourism on domestic and international demand, which analyzes profile and spending habits of national and foreign tourists.
A researcher at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA ), Margarida Pinto Hatem, presented the Integrated Information System on the Labour Market in Tourism Sector ( SIMT ). The study identifies and scales the tourism job consumption within the Traditional Tourism Activities, divided into eight business segments such as transportation, lodging, meals , entertainment and travel agencies .
The president of CTD, Mr Valadares Filho, stressed the importance of partnership between government and academia to increase the level of information on domestic tourism. He said the implementation of the major events represent a “unique moment” for the industry “that is booming” in Brazil.
Source:- Brazil Tourism Ministry