Number of hotel workers rises in 2017

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 03-05-2018 14:41:00 · 0 Comments

The number of workers in the Portuguese Horeca channel - hotels, restaurants and catering - rose 16 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, to more than 323,000 jobs, the vice president of the Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Similar Establishments of Portugal (AHRESP) said.

“In 2017, the Horeca channel registered more than 323,000 jobs, 16 percent more than in 2016,” said Carlos Moura, in Lisbon, during the inauguration ceremony of the governing bodies of AHRESP.
According to Moura, in the period in question, the accommodation, food and beverage sectors took on an “important social dimension,” with more than 1 million citizens depending on these areas, “which represents 10 percent of the Portuguese population.”

“In 2017 tourism accounted for 7.8 percent of GDP, generating more than €15 billion, or 20 percent more than in 2016,” he said.
During his speech, Moura also praised “the strength and resilience of the sector” in times marked by recessions and the “entrepreneurial and proactive spirit” in times of greater economic progress.


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