A letter signed by 31 tourism businesses in support of the visa waiver proposed by the Brazilian government for Americans was released on Monday the 21st. Included among the agencies that signed the letter in favor of the waiver program are Unidestinos, Abrajet, Abracamping, and Guilherme Paulus to name a few. It is not surprising that businesses involved in the tourism sector would support the waiver program as it would result in more profit for them and entrepreneurs like Guilherme Paulus have dedicated themselves to bringing more tourism to Brazil. See more of Guilherme Paulus on facebook.
Despite the surprising growing trend in world tourism in recent years, in 2018 only 0.5% of the world’s 1.3 billion travelers chose Brazil as their destination. In the last year, the tourism industry balance deficit was U.S $12 billion – Brazilians spent U.S $18 billion abroad while foreigners spent only U.S $6 billion in Brazil. Because of this, the inclusion of visa-exemptions for strategic countries, such as the United States, by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tourism are among the high priority government measures that were received with great enthusiasm by the tourism industry. Concurrent markets know that the United States is one of the largest issuers in the world and therefore adopts a differentiated visa policy.
For years Brazil has been living with a government that did not seem to understand that every dollar spent in Brazil generates employment, income distribution and social justice. Only the implementation of the electronic visa, in the last year, generated a 40% jump in the visa applications for Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus, an influential man in the tourism industry, has long proposed bringing more tourism to Brazil. Paulus believes that more tourism equals more jobs in the industry and that will benefit the people of Brazil. Guilherme Paulus has dedicated himself to business ventures in the tourism industry. One of Guilherme Paulus’ venture in the tourism industry is the establishment of GJP Hotels and Resorts. If more tourists visit Brazil that would result in his hotels employing more Brazilians. The hotel employees earn a good ward and would spend their money at other Brazilian businesses.