Procap visits Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo

Back in the Mountain Region, the ABIH-RJ Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Training project (Procap) arrived in the cities of Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo in September. Between the 25th and 29th, around 10 national and international reception operators invited had the opportunity to discover the tourist attractions and hotel infrastructure of the Terê-Fri municipalities.

On the 26th, Sesc Alpina hosted the official opening of the event, with the presence of authorities. The business meeting followed, with the participation of 30 players from Rio de Janeiro's trade, bringing together representatives from hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, associations and professional entities, as well as tourism partner institutions, such as Senac and Sebrae.

The immersion program included site inspection to hotel developments in the region, in addition to visiting the main tourist attractions, such as Feirinha de Teresópolis, Cervejaria St Gallen, Horto Municipal, Granja Comary, Fazenda Geneve, Polo de Moda Intima, Apiário Amigos da Serra, among others. Among the hotels participating in the project and which received visits from travel agents were Sesc Hotels (Alpina, Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo), Resort Le Canton, Hotel Fazenda Rosa dos Ventos, Urikana Boutique Hotel, Hotel Fazenda Boa Vida, Hotel Intercity Teresópolis , Pousada Terê Parque, Hotel Vila Verde, Hotel Habitare, Hotel Fabris and Dominguez Plaza Hotel.

Procap interior had its first edition in Petrópolis, in May 2021, and in just over a year it has already covered Vale do Café, some municipalities in the Costa do Sol and Costa Verde regions. Conceived by ABIH-RJ and embraced by the tourist trade, the initiative counts on the partnership of Fecomércio RJ in carrying it out, in addition to support from the State Secretariat of Tourism and TurisRio, Tourism Secretariats of Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo, Sicomércio de Teresópolis, Senac RJ , Sesc RJ, Sebrae Rio, Abav-RJ, Bito, Aciat, Acianf, Nova Friburgo Gastronomic and Brewery Center, Teresópolis C&VB, Cieth-RJ, Amparo Circuito Rural, Viação Teresópolis, Ecoplay Tour, Espaço ARP, BR4 group and Cervejarias Carioca , Pontal and Med Brew.

“The Procap formula is already a success due to its aggregating nature, providing opportunities for tourism entrepreneurs, trade associations and public authorities to work together to promote tourist activity. We thank all the partners who are with us on this mission to Rio and we welcome the reception operators, who certainly returned to their destinations with lots of good things to say about our beloved Terê-Fri”, comments the president of ABIH-RJ, Paulo Michel.
“The Mountain Region is the backyard of the Cariocas. The cities of Teresópolis and Friburgo have enormous potential to promote tourism in the interior of the state, due to their natural and gastronomic attractions and a fully structured hotel network. We are very proud to open the doors of Terê-Fri to our operating partners, and Le Canton certainly could not be left out”, celebrates Mônica Paixão, vice-president of ABIH-RJ and director of the Le Canton resort.

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