Tourism G20+ appeals to TCU to suspend decision on Fungetur funds

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The institutions ask the TCU to await the outcome of the relevant legislative procedure PL 2384/21, which deals with the Novo Fungetur, already approved in the Chamber of Deputies

The G20+ of Brazilian tourism, made up of trade-related associations and represented by institutions representing entrepreneurs, tourism professionals, heads of state and other members, appealed to the reporting minister of the Federal Audit Office (TCU), Marcos Bemquerer, to suspend the decision the returns BRL 3.4 billion to emergency fund of the General Tuism Fund (Fungetur) in the midst of the crisis due to the pandemic.

The institutions ask the TCU in an official letter (see below in full) to wait for the result of the relevant legislative procedure PL 2384/21, which will take care of it New funtionalready approved in the House of Representatives and which is currently being processed in the Federal Senate, so that the maintenance of the funds from MP 937/20, which they made makeshift available to the sector, remains as an indispensable measure to support the resumption.

“In this spirit, we call on the Federal Court of Auditors to review the recent decision determining the repayment of R$3.4 billion from the General Tourism Fund (Fungetur) to emergency funds made available by the Ministry of Tourism to public banks and development agencies. whose purpose was to help the tourism sector amid the pandemic. Coincidentally, the difficulties in the sector remain severe,” the G20+ said.

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“We are trying to raise awareness among ministers, considering that the tourism sector is not only one of the first industries to stop its activities due to lockdowns and the population’s fear of contagion with Covid-19, but also not yet fully recovered is functional if This also makes it one of the last fully functional chains. We are only at the beginning of the recovery and these resources are of great importance during this period of recovery,” the letter concludes.

See the letter in full

THE BRAZILIAN TOURISM TRADE, presented here by institutions representing entrepreneurial entrepreneurs in the sector, tourism professionals, heads of state and other members of this important economic chain, appeals to Mr. The Rapporteur and this experienced court with regard to the above-mentioned procedure for suspending the previous provision and awaiting the result of the relevant legislative procedure PL 2384/21 – which takes care of the General Tourism Fund NOVO FUNGETUR – already approved in the Chamber of Deputies and currently pending in the Federal Senate, in order to maintain the funds from MP 937/20, the they have made available to the sector on a makeshift basis, as an indispensable measure to support the resumption of activity in the country.

With this in mind, we call on the Federal Court of Auditors to review the recent decision that establishes the repayment of R$3.4 billion from the General Tourism Fund (Fungetur) in emergency relief funds provided by the Ministry of Tourism to public banks and development agencies whose purpose is available was made to help the tourism sector amid the pandemic. Coincidentally, the difficulties of the sector remain severe.

We try to raise awareness among ministers, considering that:

– Not only is tourism one of the first industries to halt its activities due to lockdowns and popular fears of contagion of Covid-19, but it has not yet fully functioned again and is therefore also one of the last chains to be fully operational . We are only at the beginning of the recovery and these resources are of great importance during this period of recovery;

– It is worth remembering that this amount lends itself to financing that will be returned to the public coffers through the payment of installments, leading to a feedback of the production chain, allowing the re-employment of workers made redundant during the pandemic, as well as the generation of new ones jobs work that takes place immediately after the resumption of activities, such an essential contribution to tourism;

– Access to the credits offered was not made due to issues beyond the control of entrepreneurs in the sector, as bureaucratic requirements and conditions make borrowing impossible;

– The lack of these resources (on an unprecedented scale) can seriously jeopardize the economic and social sustainability of tourism and increase unemployment;

– Tourism, when promoted, generates an immediate return to the country, creates jobs and income, and demonstrates its economic and social importance;

We therefore ask the TCU to understand the indispensability of this source of funding for the development of the tourism sector and we request that the amount be available to FUNGETUR.

The national tourism industry is fighting tirelessly for the approval of Bill 2384/21, which has passed the House of Representatives and is before the Federal Senate. This proposal will offer solutions to market fluidity thanks to easier access and in line with the most modern times, to provide mechanisms so that NOVO FUNGETUR’s resources do not depend exclusively on extraordinary credits.

sign the letter

  • Magda Nassar, President of the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies (Abav)
  • Fatima Facuri, President of the Brazilian Association of Events Companies (Abeoc)
  • Eduardo Sanovicz, President of the Brazilian Airline Association (Abear)
  • Tony Sando, President of the National Union of CVBx and Destination Entities (Unedestinos)
  • Vinicius Viegas, President of the Brazilian Association of Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Companies (Abeta)
  • Manuel Cardoso Linhares, President of the Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry (ABIH)
  • Gervasio Tanabe, Executive President of the Brazilian Association of Corporate Travel Agencies (Abracorp)
  • Francisco de Assis Leite, President of the Association of Travel Agencies of Ribeirão Preto and Region (Avirrp)
  • Roberto Haro Nedelciu, President of the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators (Braztoa)
  • Marco Ferraz, President of the Brazilian Federation of Sea Cruises (Clia Brasil)
  • Alexandre Sampaio, President of the Brazilian Federation of Accommodation and Catering (FBHA)
  • Orlando de Souza, Executive President of the Forum of Hotel Operators in Brazil (FOHB)
  • Marcos Antonio Carvalho Lucas, President of the Association of Travel Agencies in the Interior of the State (Aviesp)
  • Marcelo Picka van Roey, President of the Board of Resorts Brasil (Brazilian Association of Resorts)
  • Vanessa Costa, President of the Association of Amusement Park Companies in Brazil (Adibra)
  • Gaius Kalfat, President of the Association for Real Estate and Tourism Development of Brazil (ADIT Brasil)
  • Simone Scorsato, CEO of the Brazilian Luxury Travel Association (BLTA)
  • Luciano Guimaraes, President of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Air Tickets and Travel Services (AIR TKT)
  • Doreni Caramori Jr., President of the Brazilian Association of Event Organizers (Abrape)
  • Murilo Pascoal, President of the Integrated System of Parks and Tourist Attractions (Sindepat)
  • Carlos Alberto Sauandag, President of the Union of Promotion, Organization and Assembly of Fairs, Congresses and Events in the State of São Paulo (Sindiprom)
  • Armando Arruda Pereira de Campos Mello, Advisor for the Brazilian Union of Fair Organizers (Ubrafe)
  • Alexandre Panosso Net, President of the National Association for Research and Graduate Studies in Tourism (ANPTUR)

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