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Azores Tourism Board

The Regional Directorate for Tourism (DRT) is an executive department responsible for implementing regional tourism policies.
The DRT is responsible for:
a) Assisting the Regional Secretary for the Economy in defining and implementing regional tourism policies;
b) Coordinating all measures concerned with executing the policy objectives defined for the sector;
c) Promoting the best use and preservation of tourism resources in the region, specifically by carrying out physical/tourism planning studies for priority

areas with a view to making proper use of the facilities to be installed in these areas, in conjunction with the appropriate regional departments;
d) Promoting or supporting measures undertaken within the context of regional tourism as well as initiatives to promote tourism in the region or other

related measures, and ensuring participation in similar actions;
e) Producing publications, texts and information of interest to tourism in the region;
f) Collaborating with all regional, national and international departments and organisations on matters of interest to the tourism sector, particularly those

involved in integrated development activities or projects that are relevant to regional tourism;
g) Ensuring the region is represented before official and private entities associated with tourism, from the perspective of the sector's interests and

objectives, and ensuring participation in organisations and national/international events of a similar nature;
h) Coordinating and supervising the operations and activities of tourism departments and offices.
The DRT may commercially develop materials designed to promote the region, though publication, advertising, sale, hire or any other commercial means.

Constitutive Documents:

The nature, powers and structure of the Regional Directorate for Tourism are defined in Articles 34 to 48 of Regional Implementing Decree no. 21/2006/A of 16th June, approving the organisational structure of the Regional Secretariat for Economy.

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