4.3 million euro Government fund for hotels to adapt to Covid health measures

2020/10/16 09:56:01 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

The Canary Islands Government has allocated 4.3 million euros to subsidize works in tourist accommodation for adapting their premises to guarantee safety against Covid-19, as agreed yesterday by the Council of Ministers.

Small and medium-sized companies in the archipelago whose activity is a hotel, or non-hotel establishment with common areas, and which have one or more employees, in accordance with what was agreed by others, may benefit from this fund for subsidies, whose conditions will be published shortly by the Regional Government Council.

In a statement, the Executive explains that the beneficiaries may request up to 75% of the cost of the project presented, which must involve an expense of between 3,000 euros as a minimum, and 100,000 euros as a maximum.

"Contributing to the efforts undertaken by the companies of accommodation establishments in the face of the new requirements demanded by the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic" is the purpose of the initiative, which is expected, "in a competitive concurrence regime, which will help the sector to the adaptation of the necessary infrastructures to guarantee safety and transfer the image of the Canary Islands as a safe tourist destination," states the official press release.