The head of the list of the PSOE to the Congress for the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Héctor Gómez, has participated in an informative breakfast in Adeje with the tourism sector of Tenerife and the media. In it, he has valued the progress achieved for the sector and the response to the challenges of the future posed by the socialist program in the region.
On the morning before the first face-to-face between Pedro Sánchez and Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Gómez emphasized the two positions of the 23J campaign: the confrontation, by the opposition parties, and the management of the PSOE.
“The performance of the Government is remarkably high and the data supports it. Spain offers all the guarantees, such as stability and business protection to those who wish to invest here”, he highlighted. Gómez does not define himself as “a politician who dedicates himself to criticizing other parties”, but rather, “In the face of political attacks from the personal or the management of the public, in the PSOE we opt for the latter, to work to improve people’s lives”.
“We are devoting a huge amount of resources from European funds to the recovery of our country. Breaking these agreements is breaking our commitments with the European Union, as Italy has already done because of denial”, warned the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
According to Gómez, “this has been the first legislature in which the opposition has not respected State policies.” And, in front of that, “The PSOE offers three ingredients: leadership, proven management capacity, and a country that is supported by the administration and companies”.
Proposals and results for tourism
At the breakfast, held at the Hotel Bahía Duque and attended by more than 70 personalities from the tourism sector and public administrations, tourism was the central theme. In the first five months of 2023, the Canary Islands have been the community that has received the second most tourists: 5.9 million and an increase of 3.3% compared to the same period in 2019, before the pandemic.
“But we not only measure success by counting tourists, but we also do it by looking at indicators that measure quality, such as spending or the increase in the length of stays,” Gómez has indicated.
Total spending in the first five months of 2023 was €8,240 million in the Canary Islands, 16% higher than in the same period of 2019. Canarias is also the community with the highest accumulated spendingwith 23% of the country’s total.
“Spain is the most competitive country in the world in tourism and the Canary Islands is at the forefront. And we are going to continue betting on excellence in a crucial sector for employment on our islands, a job of ever higher quality and with greater social protection”.
In addition, Gómez has assured that the PSOE will continue promoting a sustainable, digital and quality tourism model. “That is why we have approved three extraordinary calls for Destination Tourism Sustainability Plans, of which the Canary Islands have launched 26, all of them with great transformative potential.” The PSOE candidate has also highlighted the 1,000 million euros of the Turimpulsa Plan, which the Government has just approved to directly modernize the sector.
Gómez has recognized the “problem of structural unemployment in the Canary Islands and training for the tourism sector.” By This has highlighted the commitment to Dual Training with €6,000 M. In the field of Tourism and Hospitality, 45,294 students enrolled last year. And this specialty accounts for 17% of the students of the entire FP. “The best help in a person’s vital project is to create conditions and platforms for employment,” said Gómez.
Canary Islands, with a national voice
The candidate Héctor Gómez has highlighted the opportunity that the Canary Islands have in terms of internationalization with this Government. “The companies in the Canary Islands are solid, with a lot of potential and the possibilities offered by the African territory are enormous,” he stated, but he also stressed that, to take advantage of them, “a structure of good, reliable and consistent governance like the current one is needed.” . “I am concerned about the instability that could be generated in Spain if denialist formations reach the government,” he admitted.
As a PSOE candidate, Gómez has pledged to:
- “Fighting the battle for our land to be heard in Congress. I have always tried to be constructive and move forward as an Autonomous Community”.
- “Continue dignifying the job market”
- “Working for foreign investment in Spain and continuing to reach record numbers, such as the almost 10,000 million euros in the first quarter”
- “Put the training matter at the center of the agenda, whose spectrum of change has occurred at great speed.”
- “Advance in port and airport infrastructures”.
The Canary Islands “has received the largest amount of resources that the Government of Spain has transferred in our history”, highlighted Gómez. Because this is how Spain advances at the same speed. As a candidate, the head of the list offers, “Humility, generosity, kindness, tireless work and a spirit of improvement.”