According to Região de Turismo do Algarve (RTA), a trip to
Morocco will come to an end on Saturday and will then be followed by a visit to
Cape Verde, between 12 and 15 July.
These visits are intended to “promote good management of
labour migration and a quick response to the hiring of human resources for the
tourism sector in the Algarve”.
Algarve Tourism, which is associated with the International
Organization for Migration (IOM Portugal) in this project, underlined that the
initiative has “as its main objective the development of labour migration
programmes” in order to be able to “quickly respond to the demand for labour”
and qualified workers for sectors where there is a greater need (tourism and
In this way, “the needs of employers and the creation of
safe paths for the migration of possible foreign workers” are ensured.
“The lack of manpower is currently the main difficulty for
Algarve tourism and, with these actions with the seal of IOM Portugal, we hope
to open the doors to mitigate different problems in terms of recruitment”, said
the president of RTA, João Fernandes.
He added that this work guarantees the “regulation of
mobility agreements that ensure good opportunities for migrant workers and that
certify respect for human rights”.
In addition, it mitigates against “the risk of labour
exploitation and exposure to human trafficking risks,” he added.
“The visit to Morocco and Cape Verde follows an information
session already held at the beginning of the year as part of the project
'Promotion of Good Management of Labour Migration to Portugal', co-financed by
the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (FAMI) of the European Union”, added