translated from: brasilexport.gov.br
May 05, 2015
On April 30, 2015, the Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta, in partnership with Delta Airlines, the Brazilian Tourism Institute (EMBRATUR), and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast (BACC-SE), organized the event “Breakfast Seminar-Tourism in Brazil”,
in order to update travel industry professionals on tools, strategies, and opportunities in Brazilian tourism.
The Consul-General of Brazil in Atlanta, Ambassador Hermano Telles Ribeiro , gave opening remarks and highlighted the main purpose of the event: to aid American tourism companies with selling travel experiences in Brazil.
Miguel Jerónimo, U.S. east coast director of EMBRATUR, used a series of interesting videos to highlight five perks of Brazilian tourism, to the operators and travel agents. Jerónimo also gave an update on the results of the World Cup and the preparations to host the 2016 Olympic Games. According to Jerónimo , 95% of international visitors who came to Brazil for the World Cup mentioned that they would like to return to Brazil, and that American tourists were the international visitors who stayed and spent the most in Brazil during the World Cup.
Luciano Macagno, director for Brazil at Delta Airlines, presented the company's flight options to Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Macagno highlighted the partnership with Brazilian airline Gol, responsible for domestic flights in codeshare with Delta. BACC-SE Executive Director, Fabiana Xavier, concluded the seminar.
The event was catered with authentic Brazilian breakfast dishes, such as pão de queijo, pamonha, bolo de fubá e suco de acerola.
After the event, President of Always Traveling agency, Kim Velker, stressed that the event was valuable and should be repeated in order to maintain agents updated. Velker commented that she would forward the information to her network, and also make an announcement about Brazil on the agency’s Facebook page.
President of VIP Tour Group agency, Michael Eiseman, praised the work done by EMBRATUR with tour operators in the US, and recognized the usefulness of the event held by the Consulate of Brazil in Atlanta.
Text by Narciso Hernandes, technical assistant at the Trade and Development Bureau of the Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta (SECOM), and Pedro Ferreira, public relations at BACC-SE.