The municipality of Saquarema is already beginning to breathe a sigh of reduction for the resumption of post-Covid-19 tourism. Within the second interview of the sequence Sheet on the restoration of tourism within the area, the municipal secretary for Sport, Leisure and Tourism, Rafael da Costa Castro, recollects that tourism in Brazil grew by 29% within the first two months of 2022, in line with knowledge from the Month-to-month Service Survey launched by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in April. And Saquarema additionally observed this warming. Rafael recalled that in essentially the most important second of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism was probably the most affected sectors with the lack of over R $ 470 billion within the nation. “Now, with over 81% of the inhabitants vaccinated with the 2 doses, representing over 162 million immunized Brazilians, the information introduced reveals that the sector is beginning to present a restoration,” he mentioned.
Motivated by the constructive change within the tourism situation in Brazil, the Secretary of Tourism of Saquarema recalled that town has returned to take part in main vacationer occasions, and has additionally resumed the most important occasions of the annual calendar such because the Brazilian Surf Championship, the Paramotor Championship. world, Brazilian Seaside Volleyball circuit, South American rugby, Aloha Spirit Pageant, Canoa Havaiana, Saquarema Surf Pageant, gastronomic festivals, amongst others. Watch the interview:
Folha – What was tourism like in Saquarema earlier than the pandemic? What actions and occasions has town promoted and needed to droop?
Raffaele – These are dichotomies between the Covid-19 pandemic and at this time. Contemplating the restrictions on vacationer flows contained within the well being boundaries, and the knowledge on the present situation of the municipality, along with the alert on the necessity to prohibit tourism, we’ve got additionally promoted our points of interest with a view to basic resumption of exercise for the municipality . At first, all occasions had been suspended. With the rise in circumstances, well being boundaries have grow to be more and more intense and frequent, particularly on weekends and holidays. Thus the municipality, like the entire world, grew to become hostage to social and industrial isolation till, with the arrival of vaccination, it was attainable to progressively return to industrial actions and social coexistence.
Folha – What’s the impression of the pandemic on tourism within the metropolis? Is it attainable to speak about figures for this loss? And the way a lot does this determine signify within the annual economic system of town?
Raffaele – The sudden drop in consumption and the excessive demand for cancellations have elevated monetary instability, placing firms in important conditions. Many companies have closed and others have migrated to services in codecs that beforehand didn’t work, and even had not been strengthened, equivalent to “the supply service,” which has made and continues to take care of many institutions commercially wholesome and worthwhile. In Brazil, within the first six months of 2020 alone, airline losses, for instance, exceeded $ 84 billion, in line with IATA. Due to this fact, the impression of the Lagos area has saved this reflection of the capital. No less than 90% of the inns closed their doorways and it was solely attainable to reopen after the completion of the preliminary two doses of vaccination towards covid-19.
Folha – Did this have an effect on tax assortment?
Raffaele – Saquarema is a metropolis that has risen from 54th place within the ICMS assortment in 2017 to sixteenth place in 2021. It’s presently the eighth municipality within the State of Rio de Janeiro to obtain essentially the most ICMS transfers. It is a leap of 46 positions in 5 years. Saquarema is barely behind the municipalities whose tax administrations are structured and the circulation of products is larger, equivalent to Niterói, Maricá, Angra dos Reis and Duque de Caxias, for instance.
Folha – Can or not it’s mentioned that town is recovering, or has it already recovered, from the disaster created by the pandemic?
Raffaele – In a big a part of the industrial space, Saquarema already has a constructive restoration steadiness. The town has invested in infrastructure, entry and tasks, bringing the home vacationer first, as worldwide tourism has not too long ago began its comeback. In accordance with the Brazilian Company for the Promotion of Worldwide Tourism (Embratur), 3,806 arrivals of worldwide flights had been recorded within the nation in July. In comparison with Could, the rise in connectivity was 7.29% and, in comparison with June final 12 months, 355.36%. In accordance with Embratur, the numerous enhance in connectivity will proceed till early 2023. 84 new flights and 47 further frequencies are anticipated by February subsequent 12 months. An additional 84 flights had been operational from January to June this 12 months and 36 frequencies had been added. The Lagos area already receives flights to Cabo Frio and now has the arrival of air networks to Campos and Macaé, opening extra fronts for tourism within the area, even diluting the stream of transport on the entry roads to the Costa do Sol. on the attainable manifestations of tourism on this pandemic context, digital areas or imaginative mobility purchase larger centrality, in distinction to the impossibility of standard vacationer flows.
Folha – Has there been another disaster within the historical past of town with such a destructive impression on tourism because the covid?
Raffaele – No, certainly the covid-19 pandemic was the largest disaster, with a worldwide impression.
Folha – What’s the municipality nonetheless doing to advertise tourism? Have you ever attended commerce festivals, for instance?
Raffaele – The Division of Sport, Leisure and Tourism took benefit of the second of social isolation to provide tasks for the municipality, together with occasions of worldwide significance, equivalent to WSL, Brazilian Browsing Championship, World Paramotor Championship, Brazilian Seaside Volleyball Circuit, South American of Rugby, Aloha Spirit Pageant, Canoa Havaiana, Saquarema Surf Pageant – QS, WSLChallenger Sequence WSL – Corona Saquarema PRO amongst others. There are additionally gastronomic festivals equivalent to “O Gosto de Agosto”, in addition to conventional occasions equivalent to Natal de Luz, New 12 months’s Eve and “Arraiá da Vila” which happen each weekend in July and convey a each day viewers of round 5 thousand folks. It is a method to enhance the event of tourism and sport inside our metropolis in a brief time frame. However this 12 months 2022 we take part within the following festivals: from 18 to 19 – 24 March AVIRP – Ribeirão Preto – SP; 24-27 March – Rio Expo Turismo; 11 and 12 Could – IV State Congress of Enterprise Tourism in Angra dos Reis; 3-6 Could – WTM Latin America – San Paolo; June 16 to 17 – Cieth State Congress of Vacationer Guides specializing in pure points of interest – Maricá 2022.
Folha – Is there a calendar of occasions within the works? What do we’ve got for this second semester?
Raffaele – Sure, a calendar that features sport and tourism, all 12 months spherical, together with new actions to encourage sport which might be a part of the Secretariat’s technique to take advantage of the vacationer stream in Saquarema and the area. All occasions are marketed on our web site www.saquarema.rj.gov.br
The interviewee this Thursday (8) is the Municipal Secretary of Tourism of São Pedro da Aldeia, Andréa Tinoco.
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