The Government approves 600 million euros for tourist sustainability plans

The Government has approved the endowment of 615 million euros for the development of tourism sustainability plans. This investment announced by the Minister

The Government approves 600 million euros for tourist sustainability plans

The Government has approved the endowment of 615 million euros for the development of tourism sustainability plans. This investment announced by the Minister of the Ramo, Reyes Maroto, last Friday and has given some details on Tuesday the Minister Spokesman, Isabel Rodríguez, at a press conference after the Council of Ministers.

This investment aims to improve the modernization and change of model, towards a more sustainable, of this sector, which has been "one of the most beaten by the pandemic," Rodríguez said, which has already been more than 500 Plans of the Autonomous Communities to opt part of that amount.

The minister has remembered that in October "235,000 affiliates have already been recovered to social security" in this sector and has insisted that of the million workers in Erte in full pandemic there are only 100,000 and "the objective of the plan is Retrieve these previous indicators "to the health crisis.

In addition to these 600 million for sustainability plans, the Government had already approved other measures to assist the tourism sector, which accumulates losses in revenues of more than 150,000 million euros in terms of pandemic and, therefore, has always said that These aids were insufficient.

In June 2020, nothing more ending the population's confinement when the health crisis broke out, the executive approved a 4,200 million aid plan to try to alleviate the Impact of Covid in the sector.

The Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has said Tuesday on a visit to the Canary Islands that the recovery of the tourism sector "is underway, is gradual, and the objective is to consolidate it by 2022" but, has added, that you have to be "a lot More ambitious "and in the transformation of the tourist model incorporate the challenges of digitization and sustainability.

This has been the first summer in which tourism companies have begun to assume a certain recovery, especially thanks to the momentum of national demand, which, even so, in the most international destinations has not been able to compensate for the absence of foreign tourism.

The month of October, in fact, has been the most positive in what we have from pandemic, with 5.5 million arrivals of international tourists. It is the highest number and this year around half of foreigners have arrived than in 2019, before the pandemic.

Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 01:43

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