UFS introduces digital vacationer routes of São Cristóvão

The Tourism Ministry’s enlargement venture receives historic, cultural and touristic details about the nation’s fourth oldest metropolis.

Based in 1590, town of São Cristóvão – 20 km from Aracaju – was the primary capital of Sergipe and was the fourth oldest metropolis within the nation. Nevertheless, even with its socio-historical significance and its proximity to the capital, it’s a vacationer vacation spot that’s little explored even by the folks of Sergipe.

There are numerous the reason why Sergipe’s Historical past and Geography isn’t included in primary schooling, for instance the timid nature of accommodations and the gastronomic sectors of the municipality, however with the pandemic and the disaster within the tourism sector worldwide. – Brazil noticed a 41% drop in nationwide journey, in line with IBGE – to date there was an sudden demand: digital tourism.

The venture permits digital tourism by means of São Cristóvão, Brazil’s fourth oldest metropolis (Picture: Adilson Andrade / Ascom UFS

Thus, within the midst of social isolation, a number of cities have been proven to folks all over the world, which led a professor of the Division of Tourism of Sergipe Federal College Cristiane Alcântara Campos to develop the extension venture “Digital vacationer routes: get to know”. São Cristóvão with out leaving house”.

Created in 2020, the venture makes use of free geotechnologies like Google Maps and Road View, in addition to explanatory texts that spotlight the significance of town’s architectural, cultural and environmental heritage.

“Though Sergipe isn’t such an unexplored metropolis by its folks, São Cristóvão has great potential for the tourism business for Sergipe and every little thing it represents for Brazil. Subsequently, in the course of the pandemic, we determined to take the vacationer routes, which have been developed in a venture earlier than, with leisure actions restricted to digital surroundings, so that folks can remotely entry details about the heritage and cultural belongings of town. historic heritage. ”, explains the instructor.

Project coordinator Professor Cristiane Alcântara explains that the virtual itinerary allows for more information about the city's heritage and cultural assets (Photo: Schirlene Reis / Ascom UFS)
Undertaking coordinator Professor Cristiane Alcântara explains that the digital itinerary permits for extra details about town’s heritage and cultural belongings (Picture: Schirlene Reis / Ascom UFS)

He factors out that the enlargement venture isn’t meant to switch native tourism, however to supply subsidies in order that residents and potential vacationers know what to search out and easy methods to get round after they go to town.

“The venture emerged on account of a mass demand for using digital platforms and is a assist, not a substitute for native tourism. It’s potential to know why São Cristóvão was chosen as the primary capital of the state, the change of headquarters, its sacred constructions, its sacred constructions, with the narration of the writings written by a scholar of the area and the displacement made by geotechnologies. significance for the regional economic system, and many others. With this data, the customer will change into extra conscious of this situation and will definitely make higher use of this route and town,” says Cristiane.

It was exactly the curiosity in vacationer itineraries that began the UFS Elayne Silva Lima Bachelor of Biology graduate with a second diploma in Tourism and curiosity within the extension venture. In line with him, who lent his voice to the screenplays, the work on town of São Cristóvão gave him new views on the area and the career.

The project uses free geotechnologies like Google Maps and Street View (Photo: Schirlene Reis / Ascom UFS)
The venture makes use of free geotechnologies like Google Maps and Road View (Picture: Schirlene Reis / Ascom UFS)

“The onset of the pandemic confirmed some weaknesses in the way in which tourism was offered to the inhabitants till then. Tourism was unimaginable with out bodily displacement, and with social isolation and the impossibility of leaving house, different alternate options needed to be created and gained significance, corresponding to digital routes,” explains the coed.

He additionally says that he has by no means been to town of São Cristóvão for tourism functions apart from to attend college, and that his participation within the venture is vital to interrupt some stereotypes.

“Regardless of residing and learning so shut, I had by no means visited town’s historic middle, church buildings and different buildings, which made me notice that this was an enormous waste, as a result of town has a lot to contribute to the popularity of Sergipanity. So with the ability to voice the scripts helped me get to know my place and the college itself, in addition to educational data,” says Elayne.

"A city becomes a tourist attraction only when it is valued by its citizens,” says Professor Antônio Carlos Campos, the project's deputy coordinator (Photo: Schirlene Reis)
“A metropolis turns into touristy solely when it’s valued by its residents,” says Professor Antônio Carlos Campos, the venture’s deputy coordinator (Picture: Schirlene Reis)

For Antônio Carlos Campos, professor of the UFS Division of Geography, assistant coordinator of the venture, the initiative goals to stimulate each the tourism and geographer professions, particularly by supporting free geotechnologies.

“The spatialization and georeferencing of those routes and using free software program to determine historic monuments and vacationer websites is a spotlight of this venture because it turns into extra accessible to the group. In addition they contribute to interdisciplinary research and the work of pros within the fields of Tourism and Geography. Thus, the venture of understanding São Cristóvão from a distance gives the tutorial and out of doors communities with details about its heritage, as a result of a metropolis turns into a vacationer solely when it’s valued by its residents”, emphasizes the professor.

To affix

At present, digital vacationer routes are supplied to events by means of the Google Meet platform. events to take part fill out the shape and anticipate presentation dates.

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