Skopje, 9 June 2020 (MIA) – Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi met Tuesday with representatives of the tourism and hospitality sector and Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism director Ljupcho Janevski and discussed the current state of affairs in the sector and the issues it faces, as well as steps taken by the Economy Ministry and the government to manage the coronacrisis.
Bekteshi, the Economy Ministry said in a press release, gave meeting participants an update on the implementation of measures aimed to support the sector.
The Minister underlined at the meeting that the government has since the onset of the health and economic crisis adopted several decrees proposed by the Ministry of Economy that aim to support the tourism and hospitality sector.
He added that the Ministry has been working among other things on preparing a program for providing subsidies for co-financing conferences and events.
Tourism and hospitality sector representatives stressed at the meeting the need for coronavirus protocols for hotels to be adopted. The Economy Ministry is to submit European Commission recommendations on this issue to the Infectious Diseases Committee.
Other demands presented at the meeting included reopening of campsites and adopting coronavirus protocols for reopening beaches, wedding venues and indoor playgrounds.
Minister Bekteshi told tourism and hospitality sector representatives that implementation of measures will continue for the duration of the crisis and added that the Economy Ministry and the government are monitoring the situation in the sector and are focused on helping those most affected by the pandemic recover.