The wake turbulence from the failure and bankruptcy proceedings in recent months of Brazil’s second largest tour operator, Nascimento Turismo, has seen several of its one-time executives land safely at other major travel companies in the country:
—After leaving Nascimento Turismo, Cleiton Feijó accepted a position with Travel Master, Minas Gerais; his job will be to direct the company’s São Paulo base.
— Visual Tourism has announced the appointment of Wagner Silva , as branch manager. The former manager at Nascimento will coordinate units in 11 Brazilian cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campinas (SP), Campo Grande, Curitiba, Goiania, Porto Alegre, Ribeirao Preto (SP), Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Santo André (SP). Silva was with Nascimento Turismo for nearly eight years. Prior to that he was sales manager for 18 years at Panexpress Travel and Tourism
Not all of Nascimento Turismo’s staffers have fared as well. Some dismissed and out-of-work former employees have demonstrated outside what were Nascimento offices demanding benefits they say were included in their employment agreements. When it filed formal bankruptcy papers, the family-directed, 54-year-old company indicated that it owed more than $6 million to creditors—at least half of which is owed to U.S.-based receptive tour operators.
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