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The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, instituted this week the Tourism Security Forum (SEGTur). The objective is to propose actions that guarantee the tourist's safety during their activities in the country's destinations and attractions. Made up of representatives from different areas of the portfolio and coordinated by the National Secretariat for Development and Competitiveness of Tourism, the collegiate will have the mission of discussing policies, consulting authorities related to the area, carrying out studies and learning about marketing practices, in addition to observing international experiences in the matter.
The Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, highlighted the importance of this topic for tourism activity in Brazil, especially at this time of recovery. “The safety of our tourist destinations is one of our government's top priorities. With this initiative, we hope to propose integrated policies with other ministries that improve policies and strengthen the safety of our tourists”, he concluded.
According to the ordinance that instituted the Forum, the group will meet every six months on an ordinary basis, according to the calendar to be approved at the first meeting of the year and, on an extraordinary basis, whenever called by the coordinator or by the majority of its members. In addition, the collegiate must produce a report with a summary of the work carried out and resulting proposals, at the end of each year, to be submitted to the Minister of Tourism.
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During the first half of this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Embratur promoted a series of meetings to debate issues related to tourism security in the country. In addition to public safety, the Tourist Security Workshop plans to work on other axes that involve the following areas: Health Surveillance; Consumer Relations; Prevention of the Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Tourism; Civil defense; and Transport and Positive Communication.
Among the contributions are the possibility of carrying out campaigns that encourage tourists to adopt "Responsible Tourism" and that encourage companies to adhere to the Brazil Code of Conduct, which aims to guide and establish standards of ethical behavior in terms of prevention and confrontation the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
The Ministry of Tourism has also worked, together with the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, to create indicators related to public safety in the main Brazilian destinations and attractions.
With information from the Ministry of Tourism
Travel and Tourism
Rio de Janeiro was chosen for the second consecutive time as the main destination in South America in sports tourism - Photo: Turisrio
Rio de Janeiro was chosen for the second consecutive time as the main destination in South America in sports tourism. The announcement was made on Wednesday (10/20), in London, by the World Travel Awards, a global initiative that recognizes excellence in travel and tourism. The title came after research carried out by the institution with the main travel, tourism and hospitality brands. All votes were cast by industry professionals and the public, with the nominee receiving the highest number of votes in each nominated category.
According to the minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, the recognition of Rio de Janeiro is deserved, as the destination is rich in sporting tourist activities. “The capital has already hosted two major events in world sport, such as the Olympics and two World Cups, and it did them very well. There is nothing fairer than receiving this title, since in addition to natural and cultural beauties, Rio de Janeiro also has numerous options for those who travel in search of the sport”, he said.
In addition to international sporting events, the capital of Rio de Janeiro hosts the only Olympic golf course in the world and the only one in Latin America at an international level. The city also has numerous options for tourists looking for destinations to practice some kind of sport. Hang gliding in Pedra Bonita, surfing, windsurfing and yachting in Baia de Guanabara, Kitesurfing in Barra da Tijuca, are some of the options. Travelers can also take trails on the Dois Irmãos hill and on Transcarioca (the largest urban trail in the country, with about 180km), marathons, beach volleyball and footvolley.
We must also mention the world famous Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). The stadium has already hosted two World Cup finals and the Pan American and Olympic games. Recently, the venue returned with its tour that includes a visit to one of the stadium's locker rooms, decorated with shirts from clubs that compete in the first division of the Brazilian Championship. In addition, visitors can check the pitch, sit on one of the reserve benches and also learn a little more about the great players who have marked history, such as Pelé, Zico and Mané Garrincha.
With information from the Ministry of Tourism
Travel and Tourism




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