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Calls for longer furlough period and tax reductions in the tourism sector

Luis Callejón.
Luis Callejón. / Salvador Salas
  • The president of the Costa del Sol hoteliers association insists that businesses in the sector rely on these ERTEs to keep their costs down

Speaking at a press conference held by the provincial authority last Friday, Luis Callejón, the president of the Aehcos Costa del Sol hoteliers association, said that although the government has indicated that it will extend the furlough period until 31 May, this is not long enough for the tourism sector, and the measure should continue to the end of this year.

He said there is too much uncertainty about how the situation will evolve in 2021 and businesses in the sector rely on these ERTEs to keep their costs down.

He also called on the government to introduce tax reductions, as many companies will be unable to pay their taxes in the next few months.