Representatives of airlines, hotels and travel agencies, gathered for debate at the Regional Development Commission (CDR) this Monday (13), presented a broadly positive outlook for the sector in the coming year, a situation mainly attributed to the control of the pandemic of Covid-19. The interactive public hearing was the last stage of 2021 in the Cycle of Debates on Tourism, led by the president of the collegiate body, Fernando Collor (Pros-AL).
At the opening of the hearing, Collor defined the two years of the covid-19 crisis as the most challenging in the history of tourism, when the sector’s global gross domestic product (GDP) fell by half and 65 million related jobs were closed. to tourist activity around the world. However, for him, Brazil can expect better days.
— The current scenario allows us to be optimistic, but with some caution. The advance of vaccination in our country has allowed a drastic fall in the numbers of infection and mortality. Little by little, life is returning to normality, and the tourist sector has quickly adapted to the demands of the post-pandemic time,” he said.
The president of the Brazilian Airlines Association (Abear), Eduardo Sanovicz, declared that he expects that the road network in Brazil will be restored to 100% of the pre-covid level within 100 days: however, the restoration of international flights will be slower as long as they persist. health restrictions imposed by other countries. For the recovery of the tourist movement, he considers it essential to invest in the uniqueness and diversity of the country’s cultural production.