The Bahia Tourism Secretariat promotes the state’s attractions and maintains a negotiation agenda during the 33rd Lisbon Tourism Exchange, which hosts the International Fair, in the capital of Portugal, until Sunday (5). The event is attended by operators, travel agents and representatives of public bodies from all over the world, who are looking for new opportunities in the sector.
In a meeting with the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism and the Brazilian Agency for International Tourism Promotion, Setur-BA discussed the implementation of the sustainable Aguaduna project, by the Spanish group Kei Cities, in the Bahian municipality of Entre Rios, on Costa dos Coqueiros. The 250 million euro real estate and leisure project will generate 40,000 jobs, combining development and environmental preservation.
“We are in the final phase of the executive project and will begin construction by the end of this year. Our innovative proposal will allow a balance between the economic part and social and environmental sustainability”, explained Aguaduna executive, Manuel Matutes.
Tourism bodies also met with representatives from Porto Seguro City Hall to discuss the opening of direct flights from Europe to the capital of Costa do Descobrimento, in the extreme south of Bahia. “Porto Seguro is one of the main destinations in Brazil. The municipality’s request for flights from abroad is fair. Dialogue between the federal, state and municipal governments facilitates the finding of solutions”, said the president of Embratur, Marcelo Freixo.
Another possibility in the airline sector is the implementation of the Africa-Bahia direct line. The proposal was discussed by the Bahian government with representatives from Cabo Verde Airlines, a company named after the African country and interested in opening flights to Salvador.
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