Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 October, 2023 at 2:31 pm by Andre Camilleri
Government is to continue endorsing stability in energy prices in efforts to support local businesses and families, the Prime Minister said on Tuesday.
Abela was speaking during a pre-budget meeting with the Association of Catering Establishments (ACE) in a food establishment in Tas-Sliema.
Abela said that support in this area cannot stop if the country wants to fight inflation.
He referred to the latest figures in the tourist sector which he said showed a record increase in the amount of tourists arriving in Malta.
“Despite these positive results, we must work harder to continue improving the quality of the tourist who comes to Malta. We want to see that we reach a balance between numbers and quality to have a sustainable tourism sector”, he said.
On quality of service in the tourism industry, Abela said that Malta needs to give a clear signal of where it wants skills to be improved. He referred to the need for better skills for necessary foreign workers.
The PM also spoke about the importance of dialogue before decisions are taken, but said that ultimately decisions must be made in the interest of the country.
He said that by discussing with key partners such as the Association that represents Catering Establishments, the country can strengthen the sector with a policy that is effective, both on quality and sustainability.