| New tax cut and new projects to promote hospitality in the municipality | Today, Saturday November 7, the first day of closure of the municipality's hospitality industry, the Archena city council launches, in coordination with the local Hoteliers Association, the campaign "At Christmas, Archena gives away hospitality."Patricia Fernández, mayor of Archena has stated that "it is a tragic day for the economic activity of the municipality but we are not going to abandon this sector to its fate and today we are presenting a battery of measures and projects to help the hospitality industry."The municipality's hospitality industry has wanted to show its support for the initiative by accompanying Pratricia Fernández in person and online at the official presentation of the campaign."It is a campaign that is born from the work and consensus with the Association of Hoteliers of the municipality and we are going to help them in everything necessary to overcome this difficult situation as soon as possible," declared the mayor along with the hoteliers, whom she has described of "brave entrepreneurs".The day after the announcement of the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants, the mayor of Archena set up a working group with hoteliers, councilors of the government team and technicians, where the measures to help the sector and the new promotion campaigns were agreed upon.Municipal line of aid to the hospitality industry 100% discount on the garbage collection rate for the last two months of the year, November and December.Agreement with the company Acciona to discount 100% the water rate also during the next 2 months.100% discount on the occupancy rate for public roads (terraces) for 2020 and 2021.Allocate 50% of the budget for Christmas lights to aid for hotels and businesses.We will provide a municipal technician for the processing of local, regional and national aid.Procedures with banking entities to offer deferral of payments in the sector without charging interest.Constitution of the hospitality support work commission, which will meet weekly to carry out and monitor projects to promote and reactivate the hospitality industry.We will request a reduction in taxes to the sector at the regional and national level, just as the Archena City Council has done.Solidarity campaign "At Christmas, Archena gives hospitality" An initiative that aims to help the sector directly with the purchase of gift vouchers, exchangeable from the moment of purchase for special takeaway menus or that can be consumed on the premises itself during its reopening throughout the year 2021.Each place will offer its special menu combining the best of its gastronomy with tickets for drinks in bars and nightlife venues.
These vouchers can be purchased from this week at the Archena Town Hall tourist information point and will have a value of € 50 or € 100.With the purchase of these vouchers you will participate in cash prizes to consume in the local business.
"It is, therefore, a global proposal that affects several sectors and that will boost our local economic activity," explained Patricia Fernández in her speech.Finally, the mayor announced the imminent initiatives of the Archena hospitality industry in coordination with the City Council to promote the sector, among which the organization of the First Take-away Tapa Route stands out, which will be presented in the coming days.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena