ANDALUCIAN HOTELIERS reject the new government restrictions. The president of the Andalusian Federation of Hospitality Entrepreneurs and the Malaga Hoteliers Association (Mahos), Javier Frutos, has expressed the sector’s “disagreement” with the new restrictions published this Saturday, June 5, in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on the limitations of its activity depending on the situation of COVID-19.
As reported by La Opinion de Malaga, for the hoteliers it is an “imposition” by the central government, “a great detriment” to the sector and “a setback” in the de-escalation plan in three phases proposed by the Junta de Andalucía, and which they have shown “your support” to keep it going.
This agreement was approved in last Wednesday’s session of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, with the votes against the Community of Madrid, the Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia, Andalucia and Murcia, and has been published this Saturday in the BOE. The text includes limitations on hours, capacity and activity for the hotel industry and nightlife according to the so-called ‘COVID traffic light’.
Given the uncertainty caused to the hoteliers, Frutos recalled that the Andalucian Government would have to adapt the regional regulations to this new BOE, so it would not come into force until the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía is published (BOJA).
As a result, the Andalucian hoteliers follow the line of rejection expressed by the Junta, considering this new agreement “an invasion of competencies” inconsistent with the end of the state of alarm and the delivery of direct competencies to the autonomous communities.