The Executive's estimates point to the need for between 45,000 and 50,000 workers in the tourism sector and, in this sense, a new decree was created, which has already been promulgated by the President of the Republic, which changes the legal regime of entry, stay, exit and removal of foreigners in the national territory, in parallel with the current salary conditions in tourism.

In a statement, the CTP states that it “hopes” that this decree “will make it possible to attract more labour to tourism”. However, the organisation “has some reservations about the capacity that public authorities will have, under this legislation, to act in a non-bureaucratic and speedy way with a view to encouraging more foreigners to strengthen the labour market”.

“For CTP, it is important that this process becomes effective, as it may attract manpower to tourism, at a time when there is a shortage of people to work in the sector”.