PL Leader Joseph Muscat said that tourism is one of the pillars of our economy. It is a very important mainstay in the building of a roadmap for the future of economic development which will benefit one and all.
Dr. Muscat was visiting the Excelsior Hotel as part of the lead-up to the first Congress that the Labour Party will be holding in the very near future. Joseph Muscat confirmed that the PL has faith in the tourism industry and in the quantity of meaningful jobs that it creates.
The next step in this direction is the preparation of a wider strategy that would include Airmalta, low-cost airlines, tour operators, online businesses, the cruise liner terminals and Gozo, added Joseph Muscat.
The PL Leader mentioned the varied jobs that the tourism sector creates and that it is important that people with different qualities are encouraged to take up jobs in the tourism sector as a career.
The number of tourists visiting our islands is not the only factor that the country is interested in. It is more important to monitor the effect of tourism on the income generated, of which Maltese families will benefit, added Dr. Muscat.
During the visit to the Excelsior Hotel, Dr Muscat met a number of the staff at the hotel and explained the plans of a new Labour government in the tourism sector.
Dr. Muscat was accompanied by Gavin Gulia, the PL spokesman on tourism and by Karmenu Vella, who is co-ordinating the electoral manifesto of the Labour Party.