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The tourism sector is still under shock by the quarantine imposed by the United Kingdom to the travelers coming from Spain together with the r ecomendación not to travel, that have joined similar decisions from countries such as Norway, Holland, Belgium and France. The main employer in the sector Exceltur has warned that the effects of the quarantine british will be “devastating to the tourism activity and employment , giving the lace a season that had started sputtering and it will end up in advance”. They have also shown their rejection to the statements of the director of the Coordination Centre of Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simon, and confessed that they had never felt so “helpless”. What the Executive has said that his approach to the subject had been produced as epidemiólgo.
The hard news employers desk also emphasizes the impact to our reputation as a country and pointed to the need for “early diplomatic and improving the link for health, internal and external, in order not to arouse alarmismos misunderstandings that may require radical choices”. In this context, have shown their incredulity to the statements of Fernando Simon that pointed out that the recommendation of the belgian government to its nationals not to visit Spain is “a risk we removed” and he added, about the quarantine imposed by the United Kingdom, that “these decisions help us, and it is a risk you take”.
in this regard, from Exceltur, have stated that “we have never felt more helpless” , and attributed part of the recent decisions “a few explanations poorly exposed and/or a manifest lack of will to contraargumentarlas, with data, that could be neutralized”. In this sense, have required that the Executive make sure that who report on the Covid be “representatives” objectives without that encourage the dichotomy between health and economy. For this reason, the management of hotels, has warned against the “collapse of activity and lack of employment” that they hope as the autumn approaches.
In any case, this business organization has found that “ the reputational harm is already done” , and look “unrealistic” that these recent decisions can be turned around in time to “save the little that is already in the current tourist season” and will not hesitate to speak of “blow to tourism,”
For all of the above, have been demanded of the Executive branch “an intense diplomatic action” in order to reclaim and neutralize with data scientists the suspicions which give rise to the evolution of the virus in Spain, both among the countries which have already advised you not to travel as for those who are considering it. In addition, they have asked “intensive efforts at EU level” to agree on a protocol of security measures at the european level for travel within the Continent and ensure that “the support and commitment of the autonomous communities” within the next Conference Chairs to fight with the maximum guarantees against the pandemic and to know to move to the public opinion, “with the communication professional as possible”.
finally, you have demanded that to provide sufficient support to the sector especially of the future european funds and estimated that “not less than 30,000 million of 14000 million agreed upon in Europe to Spain” to help pay for the extension of the ERTE beyond 30 September. Also have been asked to give more budget to the Secretariat of State of Tourism to meet the challenges left by the crisis of the Covid – 19 and finishing with the restrictions for tourism to be able to qualify for the uses finalists that puedna to allocate the expenditure item that is expected to be released soon by the Treasury department.