Tourism Bodies Sign Agreement With Sebrae

Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute) and the Ministry of Tourism signed a Sebrae (Brazilian Service to Support Micro and Small Companies) a Technical Cooperation Agreement, in the amount of  $ 200 million, to promote actions aimed at competitiveness of micro and small enterprises in the tourism production chain.

In the next two years, initiatives will be developed for the production of intelligence, innovation of tourism, qualification of products and services, international promotion of destinations, improvement of access to financial services and attraction of investments for the sector.

The subject was highlighted on Tuesday (4), in Brasilia, during the opening of #SummitSummit2018, an event promoted in partnership by the three organs to discuss technological advances and their impacts in the travel industry and the new guiding concepts of tourism in Brazil.

For the president of Embratur, Teté Bezerra, the agreement will contribute to the definitive consolidation of numerous Brazilian destinations. According to her, joint and punctual actions for professional training focused on providing services and seeking to transform national tourism products into Smart Destinations are essential measures to better receive international tourists.

Sebrae President Guilherme Afif Domingos recalled that the entire amount that will be invested in the agreement comes from resources of the agency and stressed the strong connection with the service sector, especially tourism, which is formed in the majority (95%) by micro and small businesses. According to him, it is necessary to seek continuity of actions which would avoid the dispersion of financial and human resources.

In addition to the agreement, the MTur articulated a special credit line of R $ 5 billion with BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development), of which R $ 1.5 billion has already been accessed for public managers and private initiative invest in infrastructure.

According to Tourism Minister Vinicius Lummertz, the new model proposed in the agreement is based on three main axes: promotion of governance, diffusion of new technologies and stimulation to the practice of sustainability. For him, the technological evolution has transformed the commercialization of trips around the planet.

A UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) recognizes the importance of the issue and announces that the World Tourism Day, celebrated on September 27, will be dedicated to the debate of digital transformations not setor of viagens.

It is a country famous for beaches, Carnival, football, but there are many other charms. Find out which are the top 10 holiday destinations in Brazil.

Being the largest country in South America, Brazil covers most of the northeast region of the continent and borders all of its countries except Chile and Ecuador. It is full of natural charms and beautiful places you should know. Discover then the best vacation destinations in Brazil.

From the tropical beaches along the Atlantic to the vibrant metropolis of the southeast, there are many interesting places to visit inBrazil. You will find colonial cities that will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time or visit another reality very different from the one you are used to.

Ask yourself what you want on the next vacation and it is certain that Brazil will offer very attractive programs that meet your dreams: diverse ecosystems, with rare and wild species of plants and unique animals, horseback riding, whale watching , snorkeling on coastal reefs, samba, partying with DJ’s throughout the night, white sand beaches, history, culture and big cities.

Check out the best vacation destinations in Brazil and choose your preferred one for the next trip.

There is no destination on Earth more lively and exciting than Rio de Janeiro, whose Carnival festivities invade screens all over the world and bring us to a unique celebration, with vibrant parades, fantasies, dances, music, fireworks and street parties

Located in southeastern Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in South America due to its famous mountains, such as Corcovado, historical landmarks and beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema.


The capital of the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil, Manaus, is an important tourist destination that serves as a gateway to the Amazon rainforest.

As a result of the flourishing rubber industry of the region in the early twentieth century, Manaus is one of the largest cities in Brazil, with landmarks such as the Amazonas Opera and the Rio Negro Palace.


One of the most impressive natural wonders in the world is located in Brazil and the Iguaçu Falls, a series of magnificent waterfalls on the Iguaçu River, which cross the border between Brazil and Argentina.

Among the 270 spectacular waterfalls of this natural park, stands the “Devil’s Throat”, which combines 14 waterfalls, ensuring a “perpetual rainbow” during the good weather.

The falls are a breathtaking sight, but their beauty is further enhanced by the surrounding forest teeming with exotic wildlife.


One of the oldest cities in America, Salvador was the first seat of the Portuguese administration in Brazil, maintaining part of this colonial aura, namely in the historical center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous “Capital of Joy” still assures strong African influences, in terms of cuisine, culture and music.

Salvador is, therefore, an old historical city with beautiful beaches, a lively culture and where Carnival is also the target of festive envy. It is the third largest city in Brazil and the capital of the state of Bahia and offers fantastic beaches that are ideal for sunbathing, swimming and surfing.


Dubbed “Venice of Brazil” by the numerous waterways and bridges, Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco and one of the largest and most important cities of the northeast coast of Brazil.

Recife is a popular tourist destination due to the historic city, vibrant culture and top-rated beaches, with crystal clear white sands and clear, transparent water filled with colorful corals.

This city was a Dutch colony during the 17th century and nowhere is more evident than the historic district, where many colonial buildings still remain.


Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world in population terms. Located in southeastern Brazil, São Paulo is known for the various skyscraper buildings, gastronomy and robust cultural scene.

It is home to many ethnic groups from around the world, including the largest Japanese community outside of Japan. Although São Paulo is known to be a cement jungle, the city also offers a large amount of public parks and even portions of the Atlantic rainforest.


Nice beaches, dynamic shops and lively culture make Fortaleza one of the best holiday destinations in Brazil. Capital of the state of Ceará, on the northeast coast of the country, Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in Brazil and has incredible beaches such as Praia do Futuro, Iracema, Mucuripe and Meireles.

Not only beaches are great for swimming, sunbathing and surfing, but there are also high-quality hotels and restaurants.

If you prefer other types of attractions, you can always indulge yourself with tasty handmade purchases at the Central Market or at the Beira Mar Feirinha, satisfying your thirst for culture with a visit to the Dutch fortress of Our Lady of the Assumption which was built in 1649 and branded the point of origin of the city, in the center of it.


A paradise of rainforests, waterfalls, emerald sea and coastal mountains, Parati is a popular tourist attraction located along the Green Coast of Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Paraty is an old Portuguese colony established on the banks of the Ilha Grande Bay and there are still vestiges of the Portuguese presence, such as cobbled streets and multicolored colonial houses, many of which have now been transformed into pensions, residences and small hotels.


Construído na década de 1960, Brasília é uma cidade completamente planeada e intrincada, para servir o propósito de ser constituída como a capital do país.

A infra-estrutura histórica de Brasília é apresentada sob a forma de um avião e encontra-se dividida por secções distritais: residencial, governo, finanças, cultura e comércio. A arquitetura desta cidade atrai turistas e arquitetos profissionais.


Beautiful is a small town but full of charisma. It functions as an ecotourism model for Brazil and as a center for the surrounding areas, perfect for outdoor sports enthusiasts and water sports enthusiasts.

Of note is Anhumas Abyss, a gigantic cave covered with stalactite where you can dive and swim in an underground lake; or snorkel in the crystal clear Rio de la Plata; or even dazzle with the macaws that nestle deep in the Hoar of the Macaws.

If you have decided to travel to samba country, we hope our list of the best vacation destinations in Brazil will help you define exactly what you want to visit and which city you have the most to see. Of one thing we are certain: between the sun, the beach, the samba, the culture and many other attractions, the fun is more than assured.

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