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Monday, 16 May 2022 09:57 GMT

Catastrophe in Spanish tourism sector could charge up to 1.5 million employments

(MENAFN) Carlos Abella Picazo Secretary-General of Spanish organization "Mesa del Turismo" which represents the interests of all sectors of the Spanish tourist industry stated that the catastrophe based by the coronavirus to the Spanish tourism sector could charge up to 1.5 million jobs and losses of 120,000 million Euros (141,000 million United States dollars) this year.

Abella Picazo stated on Sunday that the coronavirus catastrophe had had a "tremendous" consequence on the sector, His words came subsequent to the Spanish Statistical Office (INE) stated on October 2 that August saw a 76 percent drop in the figure of foreign tourists visiting Spain and a 79 percent decrease in spending by foreign tourists.

Picazo clarified that the State of Alarm which had been put in place in Spain as of March 14 to June 21 to discontinue the increase of the virus had prevented mobility and "without mobility there is no tourism," signifying the sector had been paralyzed for more than three months.

Spain released its borders to foreign tourists at the begin of July and began to actively endorse itself as a safe purpose, but any optimism was hurriedly once more strike by the increasing figure of cases, which led to the "main source markets" all taking action.


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