Enable Tourism: Supporting accessibility in Gozo tourism

Enable Tourism: Supporting accessibility in Gozo tourism

Enable Tourism: Supporting accessibility in the Gozo tourism sectorMinister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi and Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana have launched a scheme designed to assist tourist establishments in Gozo to upgrade their premises – Enable Tourism.

This is really a new scheme for Gozitan tourist establishments by which financial assistance will be open to improve accessibility.

Minister Justyne Caruana explained how this scheme, that was announced within the last budget, will connect with two types of establishments, people that have significantly less than 40 beds and the ones with an increase of than 40.

Through this scheme, and according the criteria indicated, the Ministry for Gozo will undoubtedly be financing 50% of the price to those eligible.

Dr Caruana added said that, “because of this the federal government understands the challenges facing the tourism sector and the necessity to invest to boost the tourist product to be able to strengthen and ensure accessibility beneath the accessible policy ‘Tourism for several,’ that was launched by the UNWTO.

“The tourism sector this season reached record levels and is likely to continue steadily to grow and we have to now improve and enhance prepared to meet up with the challenges into the future,” said Minister Caruana.

Minister Konrad Mizzi stressed the Government’s commitment to help expand strengthen Gozo tourism and promote Gozo as a definite tourist destination, including during visits he’ll be making on the coming days to many important overseas tourism fairs

Joe Muscat, CEO of the Gozo Tourism Association, welcomed this new measure, saying that it can help significantly in meeting the goals and the required improvements to accessibility for local accommodation establishments.

For more info and a credit card applicatoin for this scheme please click here. Of January 2019 applications should be submitted by the 31st.

Photograph: DOI/Jeremy Wonnacott