Government says about the exclusion of travel agencies from tourism support

Published on : Friday, January 28, 2022

The government of Morocco has disqualified travel agencies from having direct support because of the complexity in pinpointing investment opportunities. But, the employees at travel agencies are included in lump sum payments.

Today, Mustapha Baitas, Government spokesperson, explained that January 27, the reasons behind the government to take a decision on “exclusion” of travel agencies from support allocated for the tourism sector.

To support the tourism sector, targeting two elements the government allocated MAD 2 billion ($ 216 million). He noted that the first part of the support comprises tourism employees who receive a MAD 2,000 ($ 216) lump sum compensation, which includes travel agency workers.

The fund’s second part, MAD 1 billion ($108 million), covers hoteliers’ businesses, mentioned that this financial help is planned to help hotels invest in maintenance and restoration.

Also, Baitas mentioned that talks are being held with travel agencies, but pinpointed the complexities of finding the right place to invest in this category of tourism as a major part of their activity is mainly about providing services
With hazy talks on the government part about the border issue, tourism workers and travel agencies on January 26th staged a national sit-in to demand that the Moroccan government adhere to their requests.

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