ZAGREB, June 1 (Hina) – The Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) on Monday commended the government’s decision to give job keeping grants to travel agencies again in June and expects the authorities to continue providing strong support to travel agencies hardest hit by the crisis.
“The continuation of the application of support measures for travel agencies in June is a result of the well-argumented requests which UHPA has sent to the tourism ministry and because of the fact that the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) accepted those arguments,” the UHPA president Tomislav Fain says.
Fain recalls that considering the fact that they have suffered huge losses and have been prevented by the COVID-19 epidemic from doing business as usual, travel agencies have proposed concrete measures for their survival.
Despite a good epidemiological situation, the agencies are still faced with the most rigorous conditions for their business which makes their functioning more difficult. Therefore we have asked for an extension of the support measures and our request has been granted by the HZZ, and we are satisfied with the acceptance of our arguments by the tourism ministry, Fain says.
He underscored that everyone should be aware that “current activities are laying the foundations for the 2021 tourist season, which will be a precise indicator of whether, and how much we have recovered from the fallout of the crisis.”