The Government Will Control The Prices of Flights to The Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands

Canary Islands

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The Executive intends to check whether the subsidised prices are respected, currently at 75%, to "prevent abusive situations from occurring".

The Minister of Finance and government spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, has announced that, once progress is made on the de-escalation, it is on the Government's agenda to control the prices of flights to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands to verify that there are no abuses for the island residents.

"All this was postponed by the pandemic, but as we return to the new normal it will be one of the matters that must be addressed as a priority," said the minister, spokesman and head of the Treasury.

On the other hand, the minister indicated during the telematic press conference in which she participated this Sunday, the Government will promote gastronomic, cultural and interior tourism as part of the revival plan that it is finalising with the main agents in the sector.

The Executive intends to "promote" and "encourage" both Spanish tourists and those from neighbouring countries to make use of inland, gastronomic and cultural tourism as a "fundamental element" for the upcoming summer holidays. However, Montero has warned that all these plans are subject to the health situation.

The reactivation plan that is being agreed with the agents of the sector will promote "safely" destinations that are "attractive" for all countries and, on the other hand, will promote inland tourism such as beaches and rural areas"

Illa has stressed that the best way to encourage the tourist sector is "taking the necessary measures to keep the epidemic under control." He also added that the Executive is working "very intensively" with the European authorities to ensure that tourism activity can be reactivated when possible."

Total Cases on The Canary Islands: 20:00 17/05/20

Confirmed: 2,294

Deaths: 153

Recoveries: 1,537

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