Develop public actions and policies to increase tourists’ sense of security in the country. This is the objective of the “Safe Tourism Program”, launched this Tuesday (02/01) by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Tourism and Embratur, during the 1st meeting of the Tourism Security Forum, in Brasília (DF) . The initiative, a pioneer in the country, comprises 59 actions divided into seven axes of action that involve public safety, prevention of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in tourism, consumer relations in tourism, tourist transport, civil defense, health surveillance and positive communication.
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Participating directly from Recife (PE), the Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, highlighted that the proposal is a milestone for the country’s sector, given the need to transmit reliable information on the subject. “We are implementing and we are going to take on paper proposals that should improve tourism security in our country. An old demand that we are only now giving adequate space and that will undoubtedly reflect on the growth of our sector”, he said.
For the elaboration of the “Safe Tourism Program”, the Ministry of Tourism and Embratur met during the year 2021 in order to develop proposals that efficiently serve the population. At the end of these meetings, 59 actions were created, including the mapping of specialized police stations, the creation of a tourist safety diagnosis and a panel to monitor adherence to the Code of Conduct developed by the ministry, in addition to the definition of strategies on safety and tourism. .
The director of the Department of Market and Competitive Intelligence of the Ministry of Tourism, Nicole Facuri, stressed that the program was built from the understanding of the potential that tourism has for generating employment and development in Brazil. “We intend to provide a guiding document about the actions of the Ministry of Tourism aimed at tourist security. It is an integrated planning effort so that policies are assertive, supported by the best practices of the Federal Government. It is a very hard work of articulation so that we can cover all these security biases that we are proposing”, she pointed out.
The president of Fornatur, Fabrício Amaral, congratulated the Ministry of Tourism’s initiative in creating the program and recalled the importance of mobilizing and bringing together the other entities of the federation. “The National Forum can help a lot, involving governance, each with their own skills. Both state and municipal secretaries need to get involved, especially in the big capitals and the biggest destinations and thicken this broth there, which is very beautiful. Congratulations to the Ministry of Tourism for setting the pace of things. Count on us”, he stressed.
Among the program’s expectations is the contribution to the positioning of Brazil as a safe destination, the awareness of the various actors that contribute to tourist security, the improvement of tourism consumption relations and the exchange of information between institutions with management on defense. civil.