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Unemployment,
Published 19.06.2020 06:54
In Spain, the government announced a €4,2 billion aid plan for spurring the tourism sector.
The plan consists of 28 measures in five areas: restoring confidence in the destination, the revival of the sector, competitiveness, strategie and marketing. The tourism sector accounts for 12 per cent of the Spain’s Gross Domestic Product.
Unemployment,
Published 23.06.2020 17:49
In New Zealand, a law firm owner $1000 gave each of her 14 employees $1000 to spend.
Dunedin lawyer Jenny Beck has surprised her staff with the handout. There was one caveat coming with the handout. The money had to be spent on accommodation, food at local restaurants and cafes, and at tourist attractions during a holiday over a long weekend. The lawyer was inspired by the…
Unemployment,
Published 09.06.2020 14:30
In Balearic Islands, Spain, the government has approved a pilot program to welcome some 6,000 visitors from Germany as of June 15.
 Only German tourists will be allowed to visit the Spanish archipielago for now. They could travel without a 14-days quarantine. In April, 180 German entrepreneurs with homes in Mallorca sent a letter to the regional president demanding to allow foreigners with a home to travel to the island. In 2019,…
Unemployment,
Published 26.05.2020 08:37
In Germany, the government agreed a rescue of Lufthansa airline with a €9 billion bailout.
As part of the package, the German government would take a 20% stake in the company, which has been seriously affected by the travel restrictions due to the pandemic. The plan still requires approval by shareholders as well as the European Commission, according to Reuters. Other airlines including Air France-KLM,…
Unemployment,
Published 21.05.2020 08:22
In Thailand, the government approved the Thai Airways rescue to not let it go bankrupt.
The plan for a court-led restructuring of the national airline replaces a previous controversial proposal that intended to provide an aid package to the airline that was funded by the government.
Unemployment,
Published 11.05.2020 18:26
In Kenya, the government has announced that they will subsidise Covid-19 tests for hotel employees.
This comes after the government announced that hotels will only be allowed to reopen if their employees test negative for the virus. After opening hotel employees will be tested every two weeks and hotel owners will pay a subsidized cost of US$20 to test each employee as opposed to the…
Unemployment,
Published 07.05.2020 14:42
In Costa Rica, the Nosara Food Bank is helping residents of the tourist community of Nosara, in the city of Nicoya, who are unemployed because of thepandemic.
For three months, basic food baskets will be delivered to unemployed families. Due to the pandemic, the beaches were closed, as well as restaurants and hotels, temporarily, in one of the districts that most depends on tourism in this area. Some volunteers answer the calls with the orders, others offer…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 18:56
In Georgia, the government will design a plan to co-finance the loan interest borrowings by small hotels with 4-50 rooms for six months.
The measure is part of the Anti-crisis Plan, presented in mid-March. In addition, the government will postpone the payment of property and income taxes for four months to tourism-related business and citizens will be able to postpone their loan repayment for three months.
Unemployment,
Published 26.04.2020 13:29
In Turkey, the Culture and Tourism Minister announced an initiative to certify tourist attractions as ‘coronavirus-free’.
The Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy told the initiative to NTV, a Turkish nationwide television news channel, on April 18. Turkish government expects to gradually relax the restrictions  by the end of Eid al-Fitr, which is the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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