SOMO published a report of the study 'Tourism and sustainability in Brazil' in which several sustainability issues are discussed.
For the value chain research, SOMO and IUCN NL partnered with CICLO, a Brazilian civil society organisation based in Rio de Janeiro. Using a framework for value chain research on package deals, CICLO conducted extensive research in Porto de Galinhas, a small village in the Northeast of Brazil. This village has experienced an enormous growth of international tourism in the last ten years. The case of Porto de Galinhas is in many ways illustrative of the challenges faced by small and mid-size communities in Brazil and elsewhere in the world as a result of the rapid growth of tourism.
Value chain analysis and research on the sustainability of the Brazilian tourism industry are the cornerstones of the SOMO report of the study 'Tourism and sustainability in Brazil'. The authors give recommendations on how companies, local entrepreneurs, governments and tourists can act to ensure that tourism contributes to the sustainable development of local communities in Brazil and elsewhere in the world.
The case study on tourism in Porto de Galinhas is available in Portugese:
Sustentabilidade e responsabilidade social na cadeia do turismo