Tourism Minister announces grand plans for developing Brazilian destination Natal

Plans to boost tourism in the Brazilian city of Natal have been unveiled by the region’s Secretary of State for Tourism.

With top hotel and shared ownership holiday brands like Pestana and Enotel in the region, and the FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil next year, this is exciting news for timeshare owners who want to discover this destination or have already fallen in love with its amazing beaches.

Renato Fernandes announced plans to make the most of sunny Rio Grande do Norte by building a new marina, golf course, theme park and five and six star hotels.

Fernandes also promised to restore the historical centre of Natal, turning it into a pedestrianised, open-air attraction.

Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup in 2014, and Fernandes the changes will give the area a timely boost.

The region – the closest part of South America to Europe – boasts 400km of coastline and warm seas, while there is just 400 to 600mm of rainfall a year.

Fernandes also promised he was aware of the demand for ecological tourism, adding: “Everyone has something to gain from tourism, from the poorest to the richest.

“I don’t think there is anything quite like tourism that can benefit the whole society.”

He added that the brand new Sao Goncalo do Amarante Airport would be inaugurated in March or April 2014.

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