By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 August 2014 • 10:11
BALEARIC hoteliers have announced that they consider the new tourism law to be a step in the right direction.
The hotel federations of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera have expressed their appreciation of the new law, which encourages quality tourism as well as competition in all sectors of the hotel industry.
In a joint press release they said they had studied the changes the new law proposes and fully support them.
The new law gives legal guarantees for the promotion of the diversification of Balearic tourism offers and directs these promotions and offers at a higher quality of tourism.
More than 300 establishments belong to the hotel associations. Between them, the amount they have spent so far in refurbishing their facilities, in order to be included in the new government promotions, amounts to a considerable €500 million.
The total value of the hotel sector expenditure for 2014 should reach €400 million.
The Govern’s (regional government) Councillor for Tourism, Jaime Martinez, commented that the new laws would give the hotels more safeguards in protecting the investments they had made in order to bring their premises up to the required standards.
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“More safeguards in protecting their investment…” Does that mean Government i.e. tax payers’ money will be given to subsidise an industry famous for money laundering, criminal activity and tax evasion? And on the, ‘Royal Island’ to boot. Have I got that right? I sincerely hope not.
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