Tourism sector sees increase of 109,000 social security contributors – Eurasia Review
Spain’s tourism sector ended May with 109,899 more national insurance contributors than the previous month, bringing the total number of contributors linked to tourism activities to 2,198,985, according to data included in the report on employment in tourism prepared by Turespaña.
“The end of the state of emergency, the improvement of the epidemiological situation thanks to the progress of vaccination and the start of the summer season are at the origin of these figures which, we hope, will continue to grow. improve from month to month as the recovery we have already started. settles down, ”said Secretary of State for Tourism Fernando Valdés.
In relative terms, membership increased by 5.3% in May compared to April, a growth that was recorded in all branches of activity (hotels and restaurants, travel agencies and other tourism activities).
The year-on-year decrease in subsidiaries linked to tourism activities was attenuated to 1% and represents 21,543 fewer workers in absolute terms. In May, branches of the tourism sector accounted for 11.4% of the total number of the national economy.
Affiliation by sector and community
Membership growth was recorded in May compared to April in all lines of business. The hotel and restaurant industry added 100,946 new subsidiaries, travel agencies and operators 90 more, and other tourism activities saw 8,863 new contributors.
On a year-over-year basis, on the other hand, other tourism activities increased by 2,249 subsidiaries, while hotels and restaurants decreased due to the decline in accommodation services (-24,651), but increased in food services. (+6,956), and also fell in travel agencies (-6,187).
By Autonomous Community, year-over-year increases in absolute terms were recorded in Andalusia (+8 828), Valencia (+5 116), Castille-La Mancha (+3 544), Catalonia (+2 052 ), Murcia (+1 163), Extremadura (+885), Cantabria (+612), Asturias (+457) and Ceuta and Melilla (+16). At the other extreme, the Balearic Islands lead the decline in affiliates, with 24,661 fewer than a year ago. Followed by the Canary Islands (-11,257), Madrid (-3,748), Basque Country (-2,485), Galicia (-1,649), Castilla y León (-945), Aragon (-842), Navarre (-649) ), La La Rioja (-209).