By Deirdre Tynan • 30 August 2021 • 12:46
Employment in the tourism sector continues to grow with strong figures in most parts of Spain.
At the end of July just over 2.55 million people were registered with the social Security office as being employed in the tourism sector, a year-on-year increase of 244,150 workers.
Spain’s successful Covid-19 vaccination roll-out is key to the growth, said the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.
“Once national tourism has recovered, we will continue working to achieve normalization in international tourist flows, which have begun to be activated thanks to initiatives such as the EU Covid Digital Certificate,” he added.
In July, employment in the hotel industry, travel agencies and tour operators increased in almost all the autonomous communities, with the exception of the Canary Islands, the Community of Madrid, the Basque Country and La Rioja. In absolute figures, the largest increases occurred in Andalucia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and the Valencian Community.
Related: The municipality of Mijas has some stunning beaches and four of these are adapted for people with reduced mobility. The accessible beaches have multiple facilities and services which mean that they have been given the “Universal Accessibility” certification.
Jose Carlos Martin, the Councillor for Beaches and Tourism announced that Mijas is now one of the towns most valued by people with reduced mobility when choosing where to spend their holiday in Andalucia.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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