Brazilian Association for Ecotourism and Tourism of Adventures Companies - With more than 140 associated companies and present in 22 states and the Federal District, ABETA - Brazilian Association of Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Companies is a civil association working to transform Brazil’s natural tourism potential into a force for economic and social development, and for promoting associationism, professional training and the outdoor life, while stimulating the sustainable provision of high quality tourist services in natural environments.
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The Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH Nacional), the oldest tourism industry body in the country with 83 years experience, is a not-for-profit business association, which is present in all 26 states of the Union and the Federal District. It represents about thirty thousand accommodation facilities of all types, profiles and sizes, which are located in most Brazilian cities and have an impact on 52 economic activities in the commercial, service and industrial areas. One of its initiatives is organizing the National Hotel Congress (Conotel), which in 2019 held its 61st edition in Goiânia.
Anseditur is an association that represents municipalities that are tourist destinations. It integrates and strengthens policies and actions relating to tourism, across all three branches of government. It brings real advances and support to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of its associates. It does so by employing a toolkit that fits public policy to the needs and realities of the municipalities. Anseditur is headquartered in Brasília. It is collective, democratic, impersonal, equitable, resolute and synergistic.
A Peruvian not-for-profit trade union organization that brings together tour operators with vast experience in the Peruvian and international markets. It mobilizes nearly 70% of the organized tourism that arrives in Peru, as well as Peruvian and/or foreign individuals and legal entities that specialize in inbound and domestic tourism that contribute to the country’s development.
Aprecesp – the State of São Paulo’s Association of Tourism Cities – is a non-profit private organization established in 1985 with the objective of representing the interests of and working for the touristic development of the state’s seaside and inland cities.Currently, the association congregates 70 member-cities comprising beach resorts, climate health resorts, spa towns and tourist resorts.
Includes more than 1,000 outward and inward bound tour operators, organizations that promote destinations, ministries of tourism and travel agents, specialized media, service providers, marketing and public relations agencies, etc., in more than 93 countries. ATTA provides the destinations and the companies with the necessary tools for promotion and networking which are essential to success in the adventure sector. ATTA also makes an effort to help the adventure as a whole grow in a responsible and sustainable way and offers its members the opportunity to have direct access to and to develop relationships with outward bound tour operators from the world's most significant markets.
Brazilian LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
The Brazilian LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is a not-for-profit association, the main objective of which is to promote an exchange of knowledge and the development of trade and business relations between Brazilian or foreign individuals and legal entities. In doing so it strengthens entrepreneurship and the socioeconomic, cultural and tourism development of the LGBT community and of companies that are diversity-friendly. Directly or indirectly, the LGBT Chamber offers the LGBT community guidance, support, training, and spaces for exchanging, promoting and improving business and tourism. It compiles and disseminates information, stimulates studies and research and promotes events that can expand knowledge about the LGBT community and respect for sexual diversity.
FBHA is a trade association constituted for the purpose of administratively and legally coordinating, defending and ordering the interests and rights of businessmen in the category and their joint activities. It is up to the Federation to represent the category in agreements, collective bargaining arrangements and annual wage negotiations, in issues that are specific and proper to the regular exercise of the areas in which they operate. It also collaborates with government in studying and solving sector problems. It is one of the largest trade bodies in the country, which is present in all regions and that represents, through 66 affiliated unions, some 940,000 companies, including hotels, inns, restaurants, bars and the like.
The FOHB – the Forum of Hotel Operators of Brazil - is a not-for-profit association that brings together some of the most important hotel chains in the country. Founded in 2002, it currently comprises 24 Brazilian and international associated chains. There are 676 hotels in the chains associated with the FOHB, which together account for 118,000 rooms (UHs). There are 168 municipalities in Brazil’s five regions, generating more than 150,000 direct and indirect jobs. By 2022 there will 848 hotels in the chains associated with the FOHB, with more than 144,000 rooms.
IGLTA - International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the main world travel association dedicated to connecting and educating LGBTQ+ travellers and the businesses that welcome and support them along the way.IGLTA was founded in 1983 now operates in more than 70 countries on all continents.
Skål International São Paulo
Skål is a professional organization that has been promoting tourism and friendship globally since 1934. As the only international group bringing together all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, it has 15,000 members in almost 400 Clubs in 87 countries. Brazil’s first Club, Skål International São Paulo, was set up over 63 years ago.
SPCVB – São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit São Paulo is a state-owned, not-for-profit entity maintained by private initiative, the mission of which is to attract visitors to São Paulo by capturing Brazilian and international events; training professionals in how to make people feel welcome; and promoting the destination. Its funds come from a room tax, an optional contribution paid by guests in associated hotels, monthly membership fees and partnerships, projects and sponsorships.
UNEDESTINOS, the National Union of CVBs and Destination Entities, is a private NGO, which is a mix of public and private entities. It specializes in promoting destinations, surveys, content generation, training programmes, and supporting and capturing events generally.
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