Brazil Tourism Northeast
Under the new administration led by President Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva, Brazilian tourism in the North East is not only a growing sector,
it happens to be the main area of tourism development in Brasil.
The promotion of Brazil's ecotourism and tourist industry is seen as a
means of attracting foreign currency and aiding job creation.
With this in mind, a move to promote Brazil Northeast has seen a
major shift away from the more traditional approaches of showcasing
sun, beaches and carnival as the major selling points.
Instead, the focus has been on promoting Brasil's natural and
abundant resources; its geographical location; the development of
its infrastructures; with emphasis on turning the north east's
leisure and tourism industry into a seriously viable investment
opportunity with a view to creating more favourable conditions to
attract foreign investments.
This has been achieved in part by the setting up the
Ministry of Tourism and making EMBRATUR - (the national tourist
organization), into a specialised agency for the purpose of
promoting Brazil tourism abroad.
In 2005, tourists visiting Brazil exceeded 5 million, marking an increase
of 4% since 2004 and making it the fourth greatest tourist
destination in the Americas. Interestingly the northeast, which
is the main leisure destination in Brazil, saw a 160% increase in
Brazil tourist visits within that same timeframe.
Factors that make Brasil tourism
North East a winning destination
So, what is it that make the North East such a top Brasil tourist
Well, in addition to its many naturally beautiful
virgin beaches along an 8,500 km of coast, Brasil first and
foremost, possess a diversity in terms of its landscape, culture
and ethnic mix that is incomparable.
Brazil have all the raw
ingredients to develop a host of tourist activities, in addition
to the many existing national attractions
such as the Amazon, Pantanal and Iguassu brazil ecotourism
Some of Brazil's most attractive elements include:
Brasil northeast's close proximity to both Europe and the
USA is a superb advantage to Brasilian tourism, with a mere 7
hours flight. Many
direct flight connections are now possible and include Tap
Air Europe and Air Madrid, in addition to numerous charter
Major colonial cities such as Salvador, Recife, Olinda and
Sao Luis are proving to be Brazil tourist magnets. These cities
are not only more racially diverse, they offer a rich and
vibrant cultures with unique art forms of music, dance, art
Brazil north east enjoys a sunny, stable, year-round climate
with very little rainfall; another big plus - especially for
European tourists visiting Brasil.
An especially attractive element that can only enhance the
Brazilian tourism industry, is that there is no hurricanes, no
tsunamis, tropical storms etc., In addition, Brasil is not
exposed to terriorist threats. When you Brazil travel
northeast, you will experience first hand why the region has
been labelled by NASA as having the cleanist air in
the world, second only to Antartica
The government initiative to vastly improve tourism in Brazil
by developing Brasil North East's infrastructures such as its
roads, air and rail networks - to name but a few, is a positive
move that will bring about even more favourable tourism and
foreign investment conditions
Brazilian tourism - the Brasil tourist development programme blueprint
for the northeast was set in motion a decade ago. The results are
a robust growth 50% in international tourist visits to Brasil...
Brazil tourist numbers are set to grow substantially as more
tourist Brazil travel northeast. Economists predict Brazil
tourism will be the largest industry by the end of the decade...
Brasil Tourist Information
Brazil tourist information and tourism offices are readily available
in the north east. Guide on where to find Brasil tourist info before
you leave home and after your Brazil travel northeast
Brasil tourism office
A list of tourist office and tourism information on Brasil, including
Brazil national tourism organisation, EMBRATUR. Get clued up before
your Brazil travel northeast
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