The initiative “strengthens, diversifies and deseasonalizes” the national tourist offer and generates jobs, highlighted the minister of the area, Tabaré Viera, during the launch of the Rural and Natural Tourism Passport. The mechanism promotes economic incentives to those who visit affiliated rural establishments, in a modality that is consolidated, said the hierarch.
Viera participated in the presentation, this Tuesday 28 at the Executive Tower, of the Rural and Natural Tourism Passport, a promotion that allows travelers to collect stamps from the associated farms they attend, which enables them to access 15% discounts.
The undersecretary of the portfolio, Remo Monzeglio, and the presidents of the Uruguayan Chamber of Tourism (Camtur), Marina Cantera, and the Uruguayan Society of Rural and Natural Tourism (Sutur), Lucila Providente, also attended.
The minister recognized that the initiative “strengthens, diversifies and deseasonalizes” the national offer and generates work. He stated that it represents an economic incentive for users and makes it possible to focus on domestic tourism. He mentioned that visits to natural spaces have been consolidating since the COVID-19 pandemic. In that sense, he stated that the closure of borders helped many compatriots discover the wide range of national tourist attractions.
During the launch, private operators in the sector announced that Sutur, which brings together fifty establishments, is working on improving its accessibility and training staff in bird recognition and astronomical observation, among other topics.