PASIKA: The war in Ukraine will also affect leisure centers
"One can easily perceive the negative effects of the crisis in Ukraine that we are already experiencing before we even get out of the pandemic crisis."
The war in Ukraine will also affect the industry of Leisure Centers, according to an announcement by the Pancyprian Association of Leisure Center Owners (PASIKA).
He notes that based on a recent survey in Greece in relation to the pandemic crisis, the leisure industry will be able to return to profitability in 2024.
So one can easily perceive, it is reported, the negative effects of the crisis in Ukraine that we are already experiencing before we even get out of the pandemic crisis.
"It is an indisputable fact the loss of a significant percentage of visitors to our country from Ukraine and Russia, where a part of this percentage will be attempted to be covered by other markets. However, it is equally serious and we hope that the problem will not turn out to be bigger than the shortages of goods in the food chain but also the daily increases in most products and of course in energy, where they make both the operation of businesses and their viability very difficult. », Is added.
For these reasons, it is noted, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, "realizing the enormous danger that enters both the hotel industry and that of leisure centers, has expressed the intention to suggest the removal of all restrictive measures so that both visitors to our country can but also the permanent residents to freely enjoy their holidays in the country ".
In relation to the sanctions imposed on Russia, the position is expressed that the Government should focus "on additional substantial financial support from the EU. "Because of the effects of these sanctions, so that the government in turn can support the economic activities that are obviously affected by the sanctions, such as the leisure industry industry," he added.
Finally, PASIKA states that it is ready to employ refugees from Ukraine, expecting the competent Ministry to inform them of the procedure that will be followed.