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Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013
Santa Catarina in Brazil will have 132 municipalities grouped in 10 tourist regions by the time the new map of the tourist regions of Brazil are finalised by the end of the year. Among them is, the Border Roads region, formed by cities that border with Argentina.
A new tourism map is being designed by all Brazilian states and should be published by the end of the year. The map will point out not only established destinations but new destinations as well which will emerge in the coming years.
Preliminary figures show the new Brazilian map has 3,357 cities and 302 registered tourist regions.
The reorganization of municipalities follows after the guidelines of the National Tourism Regionalization.
“Regionalization Map directs the activities of the Ministry of Tourism and investment policies for the country,” says Vinicius Lummertz, national secretary of Tourism Policies.
Lummertz in SC also noted that tourism accounts for 12.5% of GDP, one of the largest among the states.
Once the new map is completed, the Ministry of Tourism will classify the level of development (ranging 1-4) of each one of the tourist regions and define the investment needs of each locality. Some states have reduced the number of municipalities in order to work out their best areas.
In previous map of Santa Catarina, published four years ago, the 293 municipalities of Santa Catarina were distributed in nine regions. In the new region, the Border Roads included the cities of Anchieta, Dionisio Cerqueira; Guaraciaba; Itapiranga; Palma Hall, Saint John West, Saint Joseph Cedar and São Miguel do Oeste.
Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Sports of Santa Catarina, Valdir Walendowsky explains the tenth region created “Paths of the Border” was a request recommended by the municipalities of the West, as a function of geography and distance, and the amendment was ratified by the State Board of Tourism.
Source: Brazil Tourism Ministry