Vigo hoteliers ask the Xunta to limit tourist apartments

Vigo hoteliers ask the Xunta to limit tourist apartments
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The Vigo hoteliers, gathered in the Ahosvi association, demanded decisive support from the Xunta for the city’s tourism sector during an interview held yesterday with the territorial delegate of the Galician Administration in Vigo, Ana Ortiz. Next week the Ahosvi board plans another meeting on the same issue, this time with officials from the Vigo City Council. Among the demands, the president of Ahosvi, Iván Sánchez, highlighted that they included the request for information about the specific actions and promotions promoted by the Xunta, but they showed a very special concern for tourist homes. “In Vigo they are completely out of control,” said Sánchez, who acknowledged that for the Xunta their proliferation is not identified as a problem. In Vigo there are currently about 1,700, and they continue to grow, with capacity for about 15,000 people. “Although it is the city council that can limit their number, the license is given by the Xunta, there cannot be an infinite number,” added the president of Ahosvi.

Another issue was about the Coastal Path, which is growing 90 percent over last year. “We see that it is very sustained, travelers in all types of accommodation, from hostels to hotels. We believe that we must exploit that and it is necessary to work hand in hand and for the City Council to signal it,” added Iván Sánchez. “We will see if we can do support actions to put the Camino in the city. It is foreign tourism above all, Americans and Germans, of which there are as many as Spaniards, very interesting,” he highlighted. They also showed their concern about the closure of Peinador for 20 days (starting next Monday) and that there are no shuttle buses from the Santiago airport and demanded that Rueda make efforts for the Vigo-Oporto , as Ayuso does in Madrid with Lisbon.

For her part, the regional representative told Ahosvi that the sector is a “priority” and advanced that Aid will be maintained to “update, modernize and computerize” businesses and establishments in Vigo. “At the Xunta we are very clear that tourism is strategic in Vigo and that the Xacobeo in 2027 will be a new opportunity, so we have to be prepared,” said the territorial delegate. In this sense, Ortiz focused on the evolution that the Camino de la Costa presents as it passes through the Vigo area, with exponential growth that doubles the figures each time it passes. Furthermore, she recalled the success of the Xunta when it decided to provide Vigo with a pilgrim hostel in the central Berbés neighborhood. “Today it is an incentive for walkers, who choose the city establishment and can thus visit our Casco Vello,” she noted.

Ana Ortiz also explained to the Ahosvi board that they will continue to support large events that promote tourism in Vigo and its area. Thus, she gave as an example the concerts in the port of Vigo or in Balaídos, events such as the international regattas to see her, including Iacobus Maris.

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