Potsdam (dpa / bb) - The Brandenburg State Tourism Association has been missing a perspective from politics in the corona pandemic for months.

For the industry, the results of the last Prime Minister's Conference were sobering, criticized Markus Aspetzberger, the managing director of the regional tourism association, in a statement on Wednesday.

Instead of enabling low-contact forms, travel and tourism are declared to be the supposed drivers of pandemics.

"Days of rest" have been prescribed for months - and not withdrawn.

It must be possible to launch model projects to re-enter tourism, he said.

There are professional providers who could jointly implement such models in a timely manner.

In view of the extension of the lockdown until mid-April, tourism is now looking back on six months of stagnation.

Because of the lack of test or vaccination strategies or the focus on the incidence, the policy remains with bans instead of solutions, criticized the association.

The almost 100,000 employees in the tourism sector have had to wait for months.

The Brandenburg State Tourism Association is an amalgamation of regional and professional tourism associations.

He advises the state government, authorities, associations and organizations on measures and decisions relating to tourism in the state.


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