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Invests Tourism Moves Sector in Manaus (AM)

Besides the capital, Presidente Figueiredo and Novo Airão are also among the 158 Brazilian municipalities included in the first phase of the program

Manaus (AM) was the eighth Brazilian city to receive, this Monday (08), a regional seminar that marks the beginning of the operation of the Investe Turismo program, developed by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the national Sebrae and Embratur. The Amazonian capital, as well as the municipalities of Presidente Figueiredo (AM) and Novo Airão (AM), which make up the Amazonian Pole, will be contemplated with actions and investments that intend to accelerate the tourist development of the region, increase the quality of the services of this market, encourage competitiveness and create jobs in the sector. In all, the program will contemplate 30 strategic tourist routes throughout Brazil, with an initial investment of R $ 200 million.

The Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, participated in the closing of the event and highlighted the good moment that the country lives and the importance of the route to improve the sector in the state. "Where I pass, I have been very optimistic about our Brazil and the new moment we live in. The state route is one of the most beautiful we have in our country, and we will bring professional qualification and identify the potential of investments in this region, to attract more tourists to the state of Amazonas. "

Still in his speech, Alvaro showed all the support of the federal folder for Tourism Development of the state. "It counts with the Ministry of Tourism to make the Amazon receive a much larger number of tourists to know these beauties that only the state has, especially the natural attractions," he concluded.

The governor of the state of Amazonas, Wilson Lima, also participated in the event and thanked the arrival of the program to the state. "Opportunities like this can make tourism an important source of income for the state of Amazonas, and the minister's visit to launch the program is very important for this to happen. Amazonas has a natural vocation for the activity tourism, we have what nobody in the world has. Our culture is differentiated, in addition to having the most extensive continuous forest on the planet, "he said.

The event counted on about 150 people between representatives of the private initiative and interlocutors of the Ministry of Tourism, development banks, Sebrae and government of the Amazon. The goal is to unite the public sector and private initiative to prepare and promote the tourist service of the Amazon route, whose strong point is nature tourism and ecotourism. The next Investe Turismo program will be held in Salvador (BA).

AGENDA OF THE DAY - Prior to the event, Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio visited the works of the Convention Center of the Basque Amazon Basque. The facilities received resources from the Ministry of Tourism for the completion stage of the work. Soon after, Álvaro still visited the Teatro Amazonas, where he was introduced to the history of the place, the architectural beauties and personal objects of the composer and conductor Cláudio Santoro.