SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, admitted this Thursday that the sixth wave of coronavirus, with an incessant rise in infections, leaves the winter tourist season on the island “very affected”.
Speaking to journalists, he trusts that the situation will go back to summer once the peak of infections passes and vaccination continues to increase and thus tourism will once again pick up an “important pulse” of activity.
Martín has said that the work carried out by the Cabildo since the pandemic began “was paying off”, with promotional campaigns in tourist markets that “had never come” to Tenerife and the recovery of airlines and the entry of new ones, until the point that for this winter there were 240,000 air reservations more than in 2019.
While tourism recovers its tone, he has commented that the insular corporation invests in the development of other “strategic sectors”, in the case of the primary one, to which it dedicates almost the same budgetary contribution as to tourism –26 million compared to 27 of the services–.
The president has pointed out that the primary sector is not very prominent on the island due to its contribution to GDP, but he believes that it can be an employment niche in the future and help improve the island’s supply figures, which by 90 percent come from import.