ITÁLIE (eTN) - Toto je návrh ministra cestovního ruchu Piera Gnudiho na komisaře EU Antonia Tajaniho. Brusel do fondu vyčlenil 130 milionů eur: „Podíl v každé z 27 zemí bude penny,“ připomněl italský šéf Komise pro cestovní ruch na slyšení v sektoru Komorní produktivní činnosti.
According to the Minister, Italy suffers from weaknesses in the infrastructure sector, which have been at a standstill for 20 years. Another weakness is in regards to Alitalia lacking connections with important capital cities. The Chinese tourists, for example, land in Frankfurt and Paris, in particular. Gnudi recalled the last data released by the National Academy of Chinese tourism: 54 million Chinese traveled in 2010. It is forecasted that in 2015, the number will rise to 130 million. “Our problem,” said the minister, “is to intercept these numbers.”
1.6 milionu nebo více nových pracovních míst
In addition to the joint action at the European level, adopting a “strategy country” on tourism “could generate over 1.6 million jobs, and the contribution of this industry to GDP could increase from 13 percent to 18 percent,” the minister continued.
The minister also recalled that in 1950 there were 25 million people who were traveling worldwide; in 2011, this figure increased to a billion people with a growth of 40 times in the last 60 years.
“Last year,” said Gnudi, “the tourist flow outgoing registered a fall of 4.12 percent, while the incoming grew by 4.5 percent.” The negative points of the Italian tourist system, said Gnudi, are the reliance on seasonality, the lack of major numbers of tour operators, and hotel groups of specific Italian brand. Another problem is the level of schooling – according to the minister, only 17 percent of the work force in the tourist sector are university graduates, compared with 35 percent of the competitor countries (France and Spain, in particular).
Volba Celli pro ENIT
Gnudi also expressed his favorable opinion on the recent assignment of the CEO position of ENIT to Pier Luigi Celli. “His working experience, said the minister, includes the management of staff in various companies; top level activities in leading, industries including banks; and finally, DG for the Italian State Radio TV- RAI. A person with such a qualified CV has the capacity to help us to revive the Italian tourism promotion agency, ENIT.”