The VOX deputy for Malaga and spokesperson in the Tourism Commission, Patricia wheel, has studied the latest report presented by TurEspaña, which shows devastating data for the sector: in July, affiliates registered for employment linked to tourist activities decreased 11.6% year-on-year. The trend of increases for the month of July is broken compared to previous years.
The deputy has warned that this situation is beginning to translate into professionals in the tourism sector who are beginning to emigrate to other countries because "here they do not have opportunities, they do not find work and they do not have a way to support their family."
Thus, Rueda reproaches the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Council of Ministers that "they seem not to see the value of Tourism", a sector that millions of people live directly and that encompasses 13% of employment in Spain.
Gravity in Malaga
The spokeswoman in the Tourism Commission also regrets that the situation is especially "serious" in Malaga, where the "sector suffers directly from cancellations and lack of reservations given the bad image of Spain in terms of management and outbreaks; the quarantines imposed on people from Spain in the United Kingdom and Germany to which Austria has joined since last Tuesday; curfews imposed on leisure venues without forgetting the fatal situation that travel agencies and transport companies are going through, many of them linked to Congress and Incentive Tourism (MICE segment), who as of September began with high season and that they are seeing how their business model collapses due to the cancellation of events ”.
Rueda warns that the repercussions on employment are expected to be devastating once the summer campaign is over. And he regrets that inland tourism has not been able to compensate for the lack of foreign vacationers, especially in areas where foreign markets are more important, such as Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Costa del Sol.