Rostock (dpa / mv) - The number of tourist businesses in need continues to increase according to a survey by the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Tourism Association.

As association president Wolfgang Waldmüller said, around 60 percent of the companies are dependent on state aid.

In November it was 50 percent.

“The situation for companies is deteriorating despite government aid.

We urgently need a perspective. "

Only 23 percent of the companies assessed their economic situation as safe or very safe, in November the figure was 32 percent.

At the same time, 34 percent see themselves as endangered or acutely endangered, after 27 percent in November.

More than 300 companies took part in the survey.

Currently, five percent are considering giving up the business if there is no further help.

45 percent could hold out until the end of March, only one in five would be able to keep their business until the end of June.

A good every second employee (53 percent) is on short-time work, 13 percentage points more than in the last survey.


However, there is a glimmer of hope, said Waldmüller.

Around 35 percent of companies expect an increasing demand for holidays in the northeast in 2021, as soon as travel is possible again.

The expected utilization is on average 72 percent for June and 85 percent for July.

The majority of companies (54 percent) were in favor of opening at Easter.

28 percent for an earlier opening on March 15, 11 percent do not want to start until May.

For the re-entry into the season, the tourism and the Dehoga association MV had presented a restart scenario.

It consists of a phase plan for the gradual reopening, a traffic light system and an approach for a corona test strategy for tourism and the “Seal for more safety in the holiday region of MV” introduced in December.

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