The “Seminário Mineiro de Pesquisa e Inovação em Turismo (SEMPIT)” aims to provide an environment of knowledge and information exchange between the academic community and tourism professionals. Held every two years and already having two successful editions, SEMPIT has the intention to foment the production of studies and research related with the impact of tourism as a socioeconomic development activity. In addition, it enables the equality of information and methodologies among researchers. Also, it contributes to promote new projects in tourism sector related with public and private sector.
The event stimulates publication of scientific papers with the aim to generate projects of greater assertiveness and costs reductions. It also encourages support from government and private sector to increase studies and investments in the field of innovation in tourism, generating products of greater acceptance in the market and increasing tourist satisfaction in Minas Gerais.
In addition, the SEMPIT programme includes national and international speakers and presentation of articles where the best are selected to be published in academic journals.
The event is organized by the “Observatório do Turismo de Minas Gerais”, which is a research network composed by public and private companies. It aims to promote tourism in Minas Gerais, incentive innovation projects, market intelligence and develop academic research in tourism.