Spain: UNWTO concerned about abolition of Spanish Tourism Secretariat

In a press release, UNWTO expressed great concern over Spain’s decision to abolish a separate Secretariat for Tourism within the ministry of tourism, industry and trade:While the decision of the Spanish Government to implement a series of austerity measures to address the public deficit is fully understandable, UNWTO expressed great concern that such measures have translated into the end of a separate Secretariat for Tourism. This decision sends out the wrong message to the market and comes at a critical moment, at the beginning of the tourism high season and as the sector still struggles to recover from the loses of 2009. Source: UNWTO press release of July 26, 2010; find full text here>>.

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