June 18, 2013
Scioli calls for ‘responsible’ holiday prices
Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli yesterday appealed to Mar del Plata businessmen for “maximum responsibility” in their holiday pricing, telling them to bear in mind that they should not “kill the goose which lays the golden eggs, namely the tourist.”
Tourism generated both jobs and business, the governor continued, keeping the economy as a whole moving. Scioli also insisted that the government at all levels had done everything possible towards a “great tourist season,” asking the private sector to do its bit.
The governor was speaking during a press conference regarding operations on Route 2, the access road to Mar del Plata, and detailed the broad offer of services that the province presented on the Atlantic Coast.
The tourist season in this Atlantic resort was off to a strong start, the governor said, quoting police data which showed 55,000 cars and a quarter million tourists entering Mar del Plata in the New Year alone.
“They’ve done a great job in Mar del Plata improving the services. The city is more beautiful than ever,” Scioli concluded.
According to the governor, there have so far been no serious accidents on Route 2, and police operations along the 1,200 kilometres of the coast involved 8,100 officers, “without removing any officers from towns, thanks to graduates from the Decentralized Police Schools, who began work straight away.”
The main tourist spots in the country had a total of 650 patrolmen with new technology, 1,800 lifeguards, 500 police motorbikes and two helicopters, with the focus on reinforcing the health system and night driving, specifically on controlling excessive alcohol consumption at the entrance to nightclubs.
Scioli also stated that today the Buenos Aires Arena integral services centre would be put into operation, including cash machines, health trailers, mobile police stations and stands from different provincial bodies, allowing tourists to complete procedures.
SCIOLI TO MEET MACRI
Scioli will meet tomorrow with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, Buenos Aires provincial government sources revealed yesterday. According to these sources, Scioli will attend the inauguration of a domestic waste treatment facility in San Martín, Buenos Aires province, which Macri is expected to attend because the activity “involves both parties.”
The governor will also meet tomorrow with leading figures from the province chapter of the agricultural Liaison Board. Macri and Scioli famously played in a charity football match together last summer.
Herald with DyN, Ambito.com