"It does not make sense for Israelis to pay dearly and those hotels to receive assistance"
Avi Nissenkorn, chairman of the Hotels Association: "The industry is collapsing We are facing a massive wave of layoffs in the tourism industry."
Monday, 17 January 2022, 14:45 Updated: 15:00
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A unique outline for the tourism industry will be published soon, said today (Monday) the representative of the budget department in the Ministry of Finance in a special discussion held in the Economics and Labor and Welfare Committee headed by
MK Michael Bitton (blue and white) and Efrat Reitan (Labor)
on the implications of wave
This was said in response to the remarks of Avi
, chairman of the Hotels Association
, according to which: "The industry is collapsing. We are facing a massive wave of layoffs in the tourism industry. "A little busy on the weekends. It's less than it was in December, we're after two months of crisis."
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Avi Nissenkorn, chairman of the Hotels Association. Hotels will receive assistance, but the Ministry of Finance opposes horizontal and sweeping assistance for all (Photo: official website, Yonatan Zindel / Flash 90)
finance representative, Harel Schlissl, coordinator of economics and tourism at the Ministry of Finance
, added: "The tourism industry has received unique assistance, also in the world, not only in Israel. The crisis is bigger than the other sectors.
Happiness outlines assistance.
However, there is a dialogue with the hotels we want to create differentiation between hotels that need help and those that do not.
"Hotel prices in Israel have risen by 20% since 2019, on this issue we had an argument with the hotel association that did not get it in the beginning and now they wanted, it does not make sense for Israeli citizens to go on vacation and pay much higher prices from abroad and those hotels will receive assistance."
Labor and Welfare Committee