Spain’s tourism industry

Spain's tourism industry generated up to 20% of all new employment between 2014-18

Spain’s Tourism Industry Generated Up To 20% Of All New Employment Between 2014-18

One of the key supports for Spain’s economic growth during the recovery has been the strength of international tourism. CaixaBank Research predicts 3.4% growth in tourism-related GDP in 2018, outperforming Spain ’s economy as a whole (2.8% growth). This excellent performance has helped to create jobs: in the four years between Q1 2014 and Q1 2018, 396,000 new jobs were created related to tourism.


Aena's airport tariffs

No dilemma in AENA: between competitiveness and making money, the government picks the latter

They say that governing is all about choosing (between what is bad and what is worse) and this government is once again facing a difficult decision: whether to lower AENA’s airport tariffs, thus benefiting Spain’s tourism industry which generates the most jobs, or do their own thing and make money. I say this because, obviously, the best way of making money is not to lower the tariffs AENA charges the airlines.