Mijas - New economic boost arrives for the tourism sector
The Delegate for Tourism of the ‘Junta’ details the new line of aid of 3,000 euros to provide support to rural lodgings, tourist guides, active tourism and travel agencies
The Delegate for Tourism of the Andalusian Government in Málaga, Nuria Rodríguez, reported on Thursday the 8th in Mijas on the aid recently approved by the Andalusian Government aimed at entrepreneurs offering rural lodgings, tourist guides, active tourism businesses and travel agencies. These are direct grants that provide 3,000 euros in a single payment which, according to Rodríguez, could be paid before the summer. “We are informing about these grants in different municipalities of the province so that the largest number of entrepreneurs can take advantage of it and, with this help, once again activate our important tourism industry among all of us”, ex-plained the delegate for Tourism.
So far, the Regional Government in Andalusia has mobilized 32.4 million euros to support four specific tourism sectors. The fi rst line of grants is aimed at active tourism organising companies, reserving a budget of 3.7 million euros for this. The second, with 9.9 million euros, will go to rural lodgings. The third, with 5.2 million, will be to provide aid to travel agencies, while the fourth, with 13.6 million euros, will be dedicated to maintaining the activity of tourist guides. The objective of this aid plan is none other than to advance in the recovery of the tourism sector, especially for the next summer season. “We have to continue helping these entrepreneurs, at least until the vaccines arrive and we begin to regain mobility. All administrations must work and push forward together to get out of this health and economic crisis as soon as possible”, insisted the delegate. The mayor of Mijas, Josele González (PSOE), accompanied the territorial delegate for Tourism in the meeting, held in the plenary hall of the Town Hall. In first place, González thanked Rodríguez for her visit, “above all, when bringing information about the subsidies and economic resources that are launched by the Junta de Andalucía to provide aid to the entire tourist business fabric of the municipality in order to be able to face this new tourist season”. In this regard, the mayor acknowledged that the next few months will continue to be diffi cult from the tourist point of view, but he stressed the importance of “joining forces so that next year can be excellent, and we will once again recover the tourist quality that we have always offered and that has made us a benchmark both in Mijas and on the Costa del Sol”. Likewise, the mayor said he was convinced that “Mijas is on the right track, thanks also to the close collaboration that public and private entities are maintaining in our municipality”. The councillor for Tourism at the Mijas Town Hall, José Carlos Martín (Cs), also agreed on this issue, and he valued the implementation of this type of aid, since, he assured, it will favour the reactivation of the tourism sector when the health situation fi nally allows it. “And most importantly, from the public administrations we must work hard to ensure that this aid arrives as soon as possible, in a timely manner, since it is now when the companies and entrepreneurs need help to continue maintaining their businesses open”, concluded councillor Martín.
Source: Mijas Semanal