Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Ministry of Tourism, Brazil held the 1st Tourism Security Seminar on October 1-2, which debated the creation of a national system in the area through the integration of various public agencies and entities.
The meeting, which is part of the first stage of project organization, identified points of cooperation between actors who have initiatives related to the sector. After this diagnosis, there will be the systematization of policies and actions that promote the welfare of visitors.
Representatives of the Ministries of Tourism, Justice and Public Safety, Regional Development and Health, as well as Anvisa and state and municipal agencies participated in the debates. For two days, managers discussed topics related to hospitality, such as health, consumer protection and protection of the physical and patrimonial integrity of tourists.
Present at the event, the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, thanked the contribution of all involved.
“Tourism is multidisciplinary and has been professionalized, taking an active role in public policies in an integrated manner. The participation of all is essential to make a more complete and efficient diagnosis,” said the minister.
Bob Santos, head of the National Secretariat for Interinstitutional Integration of MTur, responsible for organizing the seminar, said that tourism is at a good time to enter the security agenda.
“The Ministry certainly came out stronger from this event. There is no way to talk about tourism without security, because it is an extremely relevant variable for choosing a destination,” said Santos.
Since the beginning of the year, MTur’s Secretariat for Interinstitutional Integration has been holding meetings on the National Tourism Security System. In August, the Directorate of Integrated Policies and Actions, coordinated by Colonel Luciano Puchalski, organized the 1st Tourism Security Meeting, attended by representatives of the Ministries of Health, Justice and Public Safety, and Regional Development.