Pedro Novais has resigned as minister of tourism in Brazil following a string of corruption allegations.
The news follows the recent arrest of 30 tourism officials and business leaders - including deputy tourism minister Frederico Silva da Costa.
In the latest setback for the Brazilian tourism industry, Novais resigned after he was accused of using public money to employ a maid and a driver for his wife while he was a congressman.
He denies wrongdoing.
The ministers of agriculture and transport have resigned in recent moths, alongside president Dilma Rousseff’s chief minister, Antonio Palocci.
All deny corruption charges.