Brazil has just reached an important achievement in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, defined by the United Nations as a motto of 2017. The International Jury of the Blue Flag Program, meeting in Denmark, approved the 10 places in the country indicated for certification, which recognizes environmentally sustainable borders throughout the world.
They have renewed the right to raise the symbol in the season 2017/2018 the beaches of Tombo, in Guarujá (SP); Prainha, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ); Praia Grande, in Governador Celso Ramos (SC); the Peri Lagoon Beach, in Florianópolis (SC) and; the Beach of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Salvador (BA); besides the Marinas Costabella, in Angra dos Reis (RJ); of the National Marinas, in Guarujá and; of the Yacht Club of Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis. Marina Kauai, from Ubatuba (SP), will be able to display the flag for the first time.
The Minister of Tourism, Marx Beltrão, celebrates the decision and says he hopes that recognition will serve as an example to be followed. “This achievement gives even more strength to actions aimed at the sustainability of our sun and beach destinations. We hope that this will serve as a stimulus to other locations that have great potential and that, with due diligence, can win this important certification, highly valued by foreign tourists, “he encourages.
Starting this season, the program will also recognize vessels used for sustainable tourism. Água Viva Mergulho, which operates in the segment in Florianópolis, was awarded the title and will be the first South American type boat to display the seal.
Source: Market & Events