Imserso Trips For Elderly In Spain Could Resume In October

Imserso Trips For Elderly In Spain Could Resume In October

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IMSERSO Trips For The Elderly In Spain Could Resume In October

Reyes Maroto, the Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism for Spain, has reaffirmed that her department is already working to accelerate the reactivation of the Imserso programme, which allows the elderly to go on trips planned by the government, and is confident that it can be resumed in October.

Ms Maroto was speaking at the inauguration of the Europa Press Tourism Forum, sponsored by Grupo Hotusa, Renfe, and PortAventura, and assured that the planned schedule is for these trips to start to be marketed in September, so that the elderly begin to travel in October.

She said, “The elderly population has not only been the population most at risk, but at the moment it is the one that perhaps needs more affection and more encouragement when it comes to travelling. They are the first to be vaccinated and therefore the conditions are in place, so that our elders begin to travel”.
The government has reportedly allocated a budget of €118 million for the Imserso programme in 2021, and they are now busy working on a calendar of dates, although the contract has to be reapproved, as the last one was terminated due to the pandemic.
The minister continued, “We are already working on the specifications incorporating some of the claims that the tourism sector has made during these months of work, and we hope to be ready on time.”

During the Europa Press Tourism Forum, she expressed that this moment will be a “new milestone”, not only because it reactivates tourism, and “this is very important for the entire value chain”, but also because of what it means for the elderly, and their recovery of a “certain normality”, as reported by

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