Published on : Monday, October 21, 2019
Tourism infrastructure and workforce training were some of the main demands of managers and entrepreneurs from Canela (RS), Sao Francisco de Paula (RS) and Cambará do Sul (RS) during a diagnostic meeting held by technicians from the Ministry of Tourism from 16 to 17 October. The meeting aimed to identify the main obstacles to increase the tourist flow in the region, with consequent job and income generation.
Interim Tourism Minister of Brazil Daniel Nepomuceno stressed that the idea is to place the region as a priority in tourism development.
“Tourism has grown three times more than any sector in the country. The idea is that in the coming days the region will be included within President Jair Bolsonaro’s 300-day program. We want to make this diagnosis so that we have this legal and budgetary security, for next year we carry out all the necessary works,” he said.
For the mayor of Cambará do Sul, Schamberlaen Silvestre, the ministry visit came at an opportune time.
“We live something unheard of. We have in Cambará do Sul the most important authority in the sector to work the diagnosis and above all analyze these products so important for the municipality and region. We are sending the ministry some priorities for the development of our tourism,” he said.
The mayor of São Francisco de Paula, Marcos André Aguzzolli, stressed the importance of the work that MTur has been developing in tourist regions of the country.
“For us it is fundamental. Tourism is the big clean industry that we can and must work in many hands. The alliance of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Environment and the Civil House will be fundamental for the development of São Francisco de Paula,” he said.
In addition to the South, the Ministry of Tourism has made four other technical visits to strategic destinations in the country in the last two months: Serra da Capivara, Jalapão, Angra dos Reis and Lençóis Maranhenses.
In addition to meeting with trade and local managers, the team went to see closely the needs of each tourist spot in the cities of Cambará do Sul, Sao Francisco de Paula and Canela.
At the first stop in Cambará, the group met two of the region’s main canyons, Fortaleza and Itaimbezinho. In addition to the view, the sites provide visitors with various activities such as trekking and cycling.
In São Francisco de Paula and Canela, MTur technicians visited the National Forest. In the first municipality, tourists have access to the trails and the observation of various types of birds and trees, such as the Araucaria centenarians. In the second place, the team could see a rich collection of dioramas, do interactive activities and visit the interior of an araucaria trunk.