Describe the degree of success of your approach to date. Clearly define how you measure quantitative and qualitative impact in terms of how your approach contributes to the sustainability or enhancement of local culture, environment, heritage, or aesthetics? How does your approach minimize negative impacts?
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The name of the itinerary we have elaborated is VEM –Viagem Encontrando Marajó (Travel meeting Marajó). The selected place is Vila do Pesqueiro (Fishing Village), Praia do Pesqueiro (Fishing Beach) in Marajó Island. The beach has this name because of the traditional fishing activity of the village inhabitants. Due to the easy access and its natural beauties, this beach is considered the most famous by tourists. With restaurants and small cabins, local population from Soure and surroundings use to go there on weekends and in high season. There is no lodging structure so tourist agents take their clients to spend just part of a day there. Some have a meal in a restaurant but most of them take their own food. After a SEBRAE training for the inhabitants we developed some tourist products to offer. Today there is 5 houses prepared to receive guests for spend the night, a group of women developed the gastronomy and young people guide tours. When a tourist arrives in the village they know how to price service, how to charge it and what to offer, therefore giving incentive to residents to stay in their community instead of leaving for big centers to look for jobs.We are looking for other projects in Brazil with the same approach to be commercialized along with VEM.