“In a period in which travel agencies record a drop in traffic of more than 90% with the inability to start a business and at a time when the extent of the pandemic impact on the tourism sector in the future is unknown, such support is crucial and we will insist on its continuation until travel agencies begin to record the first modest figures for traffic growth “, concludes Fain. “Since the aftermath of the pandemic, at the end of each month we have faced numerous inquiries about the continuation of measures to preserve jobs. Employees of travel agencies are aware that without the continuation of the mentioned measure, their jobs are not safe. Unfortunately, for the first time in Croatia, we are faced with a situation in which government measures mark the direct survival of jobs in travel agencies that still cannot provide business liquidity.”Fain emphasizes. UHPA President, Tomislav Fain Today, the Government of the Republic of Croatia announced new measures for the preservation of jobs in activities affected by the coronavirus pandemic “We are glad that the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Labor and Pension System, the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Employment Service have recognized and accepted our appeal and thus enabled the continuation of previous support for job preservation in the amount of HRK 4.000 per employee. Continuation of this measure will ensure the retention of jobs and the existence of the tourism companies themselves in the midst of the tourist season, which is far from those to which we are accustomed.”, Points out Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA. Although in these difficult times any help is welcome, for travel agencies where the drop in traffic ranges from 65% to 100%, the announced drastic reduction of aid from HRK 4.000,00 to HRK 2.000,00 was not enough to keep jobs and UHPA reacted to the relevant institutions in order to continue the implementation of aid for the preservation of jobs in tourism in July, according to the previous model. Apart from UHPA, the initiative was supported by other institutions and associations (HGK, HUP and HUT), which are also crucial to continue the measures under the same conditions. Also, Fain emphasizes that UHPA will continue to fight for the extension of measures in the coming period, because the recovery of the tourism sector, especially travel agencies, will certainly take until the final stabilization of the pandemic in Croatia and in the world.
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