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Brazil’s Ministry Of Tourism Is Implementing A New National System For Tourism Information

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: BRgov}

Brazil Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry) is implementing a set of actions in order to increase knowledge of the tourism sector: the new National System for Tourist Information (National Situr).

The steps in this process were presented at the Second Technical Seminar of the National Strategic Plan of Tourism Statistics – Brazil 2016-2014, held last week in Brasilia.


In addition to renew the international tourism research, representatives of public and private agencies, international consultants and academics discussed issues related to the implementation of Situr.”Governance is essential to the whole institutional framework. This seminar does not end today, the tourism economy depends on what we can do with our new system, “said the director of the Department of Studies and Research, Jose Francisco de Salles Lopes.

One of the strategic actions for the system is the expansion of Host Media Research in negotiation with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), to be held in 2016 and provides a collection of approximately 40,000 establishments. In 2011, the universe was seven thousand lodging facilities and various categories.

The IBGE will start to spread also a picture of the tourism sector based on information collected with segments such as travel agencies, air transport, tourist transport, car rental and accommodations.

Another novelty was the presentation of a tool that will allow the query data on the measurement of formal employment in the tourism sector in Brazil, using as main sources the Annual Social Information (RAIS) and the National Sample Survey of Households (PNAD ).

Data from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) show that the states that generate the most jobs in the industry and have a higher dependency ratio of the activities related to tourism were Rio de Janeiro, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima and the Federal District.


[photo credits: “Porto de Salvador e Bahia Marina” by Fotos GOVBA from Bahia/Brasil – Porto de Salvador. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –]



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