Senator Irajá (PSD-TO) met with the president of Embratur, Gilson Machado, to present the details of his own bill, PL 4495/20, which stimulates Brazilian tourism with the arrival of Integrated Resorts.
Irajá revealed that the meeting was held "alongside federal deputies Eduardo Bolsonaro and Hélio Lopes, and with friend and TV presenter Alvaro Garnero." At the meeting, he argued about the importance of this business model for the country.
The integrated resorts are tourist complexes formed by hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, spaces for shows and attractions, sports areas, convention centers and casinos.
"The investment potential is R$ 44 billion (US$8.35bn) with the generation of 161 thousand jobs, R$ 18 billion (US$3.4bn) in taxes per year and R$5 billion (US$950m) with grants (concessions) that will allow the construction of 70 thousand popular houses," explains Irajá .
His expectation is to double the number of foreign tourists from 6 million (today) to 12 million with the implantation of casinos in resorts in five years.
“We now have to create the legal framework for the installation of these projects in Brazil. We cannot wait for the reopening of world tourism to think about new attractions for foreign tourists. The time is now!” says the senator.