(ANSA) – ROME, APRIL 16 – The Easter holidays are the occasion for a summer test with over 50% of the bathing establishments open. “The easing of anti-Covid regulations and fewer precautions for travel from abroad, combined with the desire to go out into the fresh air and return to normal, means that we expect many Italians and foreigners on the beach for Easter 2022” , explains Antonio Capacchione, president of the Italian Balneari Union adhering to Fipe Confcommercio.
“As it is easy to predict, in some places there will be a lack of Russian and Ukrainian tourists, a damage not only from the point of view of numbers, but, above all, for the propensity to spend, always above average”, he adds. “Everywhere the prospects are positive – says Capacchione – we are ready to restart and to offer those services that have always represented the flagship of our tourism, unique in the world and characteristic of Made in Italy. Even if today Covid it is less scary, on the beach many establishments will maintain the distances already adopted between the umbrellas, (this to ensure quality and comfort) and with additional offers such as the possibility of ordering and consuming the meal from the sunbed.
Despite the serious and guilty delays of the government in putting this sector in administrative security, we are committed, as always, to provide those services that the world envies us “.
“Throughout Italy we have opened the doors of the factories to those fleeing the war – continues the president of the Sib -: not only hospitality, but also employment for the various figures of seasonal workers that, in recent times, we are struggling to find”. “On the problems inherent in 30,000 Italian seaside businesses, however – he concludes – a national legislative intervention is urgently needed which, on the one hand, eliminates the devastating effects of the sentence of the plenary meeting of the Council of State, on the other gives certainty to operators and, above all, incentives for investments in the sector “. (HANDLE).