Brazil Tourism Ministry and hotel industry sign agreement to monitor tariffs of FIFA host cities

Published on : Saturday, February 2, 2013

In an agreement signed on January 1, 2013, in Brasília (DF), the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil and five representatives of the sector Brazilian hotel agreed to create a committee to monitor the hosting fees in the six host cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, as was defined in Statement of Commitment, whose signatories are state units of the Brazilian Association Hotel Industry (ABIH), Brazilian Federation of Food and Lodging (FBHA) Operators Forum Hotelier of Brazil (FOHB) and the Brazilian Association of Resorts.  Fortaleza (CE), Belo Horizonte (MG), Recife (PE), Brasília (DF), Salvador (BA) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ).

The document, handed to Brazil Tourism Minister Gaston Vieira says that the “cost item is strategic” for the expansion of the Brazilian tourism and cites the inclusion of hotels in Greater Brazil Plan as progress “in increasing the competitiveness of the sector.”

According to the minister during the next 30 days he will make pasta visits to six capitals which will host the World Cup in 2013. The goal is to inspect the spot, the “harmonization of hosting fees,” and build a mapping offering alternative accommodation in Brazil to the consumer.

“The meeting was so that, together, come to an understanding between the hotel industry and the federal government. This initiative is a barometer of how the sector is seen with responsibility in the country, “said Minister of Tourism, Gaston Vieira.

Representatives of entities, in addition to engage in conduct sensitization meetings with businessmen in the World Cup host states, conduct daily monitoring of prices and periodically inform the Ministry of Tourism.

According to Enrico Fermi, president of ABIH, entities that represent the national hotel are available to the federal government to discuss and develop strategies for the sector. “This is a work in pro-growth segment and country. Now, along with the Ministry of Tourism, we get favorable conditions for the balance of hotel rates during the mega sports events, “he

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