Schwerin/Sellin (dpa/mv) - The state government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is making the managing director of the MV tourism association, Tobias Woitendorf, the state's tourism officer. The SPD and the left had agreed in their coalition agreement on the use of such a liaison between politics and the tourism industry. The personnel is to be officially announced on Tuesday afternoon after the foreign cabinet meeting in Sellin on Rügen, the German Press Agency learned from a reliable source.
According to the coalition agreement, the red-red government wants to introduce a tourism law and put tourism financing on a new footing. In addition, the holiday business in the country is to be made more sustainable and trimmed more towards quality. Woitendorf should help with this. With more than 130,000 employees and a good ten percent of the gross domestic product, the tourism industry is one of the most important economic sectors in the country.