New Measures to Attract Foreign Tourists Announced in Brazil

Among the measures are issuance of electronic visas, expansion of the regional air network and opening of one hundred percent of Brazilian airlines capital to foreign investment.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government announced last week the 'Brazil + Tourism' program, a set of measures to strengthen the tourism sector in the country. Among the measures are issuance of electronic visas, expansion of the regional air network and opening of one hundred percent of Brazilian airlines capital to foreign investment.

"[The program] corrects a historical myopia that the government has had with Brazilian tourism,” said Tourism Minister Marx Beltrão.

“We have about thirteen million unemployed, and tourism can provide quick answers by generating employment," he added during the press conference to . . .

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