Brazil officials discuss 2016 Paralympics

3rd Sep 2012

A panel of officials and experts have met at an event to discuss accessible travel for the 2016 Paralympic Games, which will be held in Brazil.

The discussions took place at an event in Casa Brazil, at London's Somerset House, organised by the Brazilian tourism board Embratur.

Ahead of the discussions various workshops were held to showcase Brazil's culture and the various destinations to travel to within the country.

Throughout the Paralympic Games, Casa Brazil will follow up on the workshops, called 'Discover Brazil' and ' Tourism & Accessibility in Brazil', by hosting other events aimed at the tourist industry.

At the meeting, officials including the vice president of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee Luiz Claudio Pereira, discussed how to make cities across the country accessible to those with disabilities in time for 2016.

Flavio Dino, president of Embratur, said: "As the next Olympic host in 2016, this summer's Olympics and Paralympics in London have created a platform to showcase our unique and diverse country.

"It has also enabled us to actively address the issue of accessible tourism, which is an increasing priority for Brazil and the rest of the world."

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