The Secretary of State for Tourism Gustavo Tutuca presents the results of Setur RJ in 2023 credits Fabricio Gomes

State Government releases balance of tourism actions in 2023 and projection for 2024, during State Council meeting

This Thursday, Rio will host the first office of the World Tourism Organization for the Americas and the Caribbean
The State Government, through the Tourism Secretariat, presented this Wednesday (13/12) the balance of the sector's actions in 2023 and the planning for the year 2024. The announcement took place on the morning of this Wednesday (13 /12), during a meeting of the State Tourism Council, at the Copacabana Palace hotel, with the presence of more than 50 public and private institutions. On the occasion, the milestone of 1 million foreign tourists who passed through Rio this year was greatly celebrated. The number consolidates the recovery of the sector and is very close to 2019.
The Secretary of State for Tourism, Gustavo Tutuca, who is also president of the Council, highlighted that Rio de Janeiro was once again the stage for major events and presented the planning for 2024. Projects such as Rio é de Vocês and #TôNoRio, will go through a redesign to meet some of the sector’s demands.
– We have a lot to celebrate for the results of 2023, but this leaves us with the mission and the enormous responsibility of doing an even better job in 2024. We have already been doing all the strategic planning for next year, with all technical areas, for a few months now. integrated. We will continue our commitment to strengthen the state's 12 tourist regions and advance in promoting Rio de Janeiro as a destination in the domestic and international markets. I thank governor Cláudio Castro and vice-governor Thiago Pampolha once again, who gave us all their support and spared no effort or investment so that we could develop our work at the head of Setur-RJ – said Tutuca.
The big news is a project that is still under development and should be called “Rio Experiences”. The idea is to take a piece of the state to the largest cities sending tourists to our state. The activation actions will be carried out in public spaces, shopping malls or events, always aimed at the end consumer, generating desire for consumption and engagement to “sell” Rio de Janeiro.
The president of Fecomércio RJ, Antonio Florencio de Queiroz, presented an overview of the entity's performance in tourism actions and reiterated his support for the State Government in 2024.
– Everything that happens in Rio de Janeiro reverberates in a much greater way than in any other state. Fecomércio is very happy to see the results we obtained in joint actions for the sector, which in 2024, will expand these partnerships, promoting above all our attractions and creating great opportunities for the tourism production chain in Rio de Janeiro and the Brazil – said Queiroz.
Safety during festivities
Rio's Secretary of Public Security, Victor dos Santos, emphasized the integration between the military and civil police to guarantee security during events taking place in Rio, highlighting the end of the year festivities and carnival.
– Rio is a tourist powerhouse. The State government has invested in technology, which, combined with the work of intelligence and agents, is guaranteeing the safety of tourists who choose our state for rest and leisure. We are ready for New Year's Eve and Carnival – explained the secretary.
Domestic tourism was highlighted during the meeting, through the summer and winter editions of the “Tô no Rio” program, which promotes tourist attractions in the interior of the state within Rio de Janeiro itself. The return of major events such as Stock Car, after 10 years, the Davis Cup, after 20 years and the Rio Open tennis, which was resumed, were also highlighted.
G20 already “starts” in January
Also at the event, Setur-RJ released a preview of the calendar of G20 meetings in Rio throughout the year. In January, the first of these is planned, a meeting of foreign ministers.
In July, the state will host the Working Groups on Tourism, Education, Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Fighting Hunger and Poverty, and other G20 meetings.
In September, work will focus on initiatives on Bioeconomy, Global Mobilization Against Climate Change and Infrastructure. October is the time to debate topics related to climate and environmental sustainability. A Health Working Group is also on the agenda.
In November, Rio de Janeiro will host two summit meetings: the social summit and that of the heads of state that make up the G20.

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