Suspension of tolls on weekends to help economy

The President of the Algarve Tourism Desidério Silva defended on Monday that it is "urgent to revise the whole system of tolls, under penalty of losing market share in Spain, increasing unemployment and ruining the economy of the region."

Algarve Car Hire - Suspension od A22 tolls on weekends"For Easter, as well as the weekend of Friday to Sunday, the tolls should be suspended in view of the demand from our Spanish neighbors. So gain the economy of the region and the country, "she appealed.

In a press release sent to newsrooms, the entity responsible for Regional de Turismo do Algarve (ERTA) found that the region "needs no barriers to prevent tourists from across the border to visit, stay overnight, eat and boost the region's economy '.

"The Algarve tourism relies heavily on the Spanish market, where the destination performs great promotions, and is systematically faced with huge queues at the border near the international bridge over the river Guadiana and payment methods that make some return back and that other not reach into the region, "he said.

A reaction Desidério Silva moments of genuine chaos that lived next to the Guadiana International Bridge during Holy Week. There were times when you will have gathered hundreds of Spanish tourists to the machines purchase securities circulating on the A22.

"The Algarve and its economy can no longer continue to be penalized at times important for tourism, as were these days of Easter ', considered Desidério Silva.

The president of ERTA, out of the crisis the Algarve needs' more tourists, more overnight stays and higher revenues. " "In a down economy like the Algarve should be ensured recovery measures of tourism activity and no more embarrassment," he added.

Tolls are not the only concern Desidério Silva, who also draws attention to "the great advantage of VAT charged in either restoring or at golf nationals compared with Spain." "These reasons are more than sufficient to take measures to support the destination that generates more income from tourism in Portugal", he said.

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