Sao Paulo, Nov 8 (EFE) .- Brazil and Argentina have joined together to carry out a series of promotional activities in China, where they will present a route that includes tourist attractions of both Countries in order to increase the flow of tourists from the Asian country, reported today the Brazilian state company Embratur.
The president of Embratur, Vinicius Lummertz, and the minister of Tourism of Argentina, Gustavo Santos, decided to accelerate the project in a meeting held in London on the eve of the World Tourism Fair (WTM, by its acronym in English).
The idea is to make this promotion route of the two South American countries a reality in 2018 and in Chinese cities such as the capital Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
"The Chinese market It is very big and it is growing. in the note.
"If Asian or American tourists going to Europe visit two or more countries, why not offer the same in South America?" he asked.
that more sends international tourists to the rest of the world, a flow that reached last year up to 130 million Chinese abroad.
Brazil only received 60,000 of that total, according to data from Embratur, which is responsible for promoting tourism in the country.
For his part, the Argentine minister asked the president of Embratur to suggest to the Brazilian government "a more flexible regime in terms of visa requirements for Chinese tourists".
Chinese tourists with a US visa have the cleared entry to Argentina, but However, they need an entry visa if they want to visit, for example, the Brazilian part of the Iguazú falls.
"We are twinned in that item and we need to bring closer to our people, promote all that, "Santos said in the statement.