Tourism drives the return to work of Colombian women
A statement published by ANATO today highlights how our industry plays a key role
The reactivation of passenger air transport in Colombia continues to give good results since between January and August 2021 there was a recovery of 63%, while, according to the International Air Transport Association, IATA, this indicator for the world was located at 37% and for Latin America, 45%.
“Undoubtedly, this is great news that promotes the rapid recovery of the sector and therefore that of its employment, an aspect that has been seriously affected and that has caused the definitive or temporary closure of some companies, as well as the suspension of contracts ”explained Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
The foregoing taking into account that, according to the National Administrative Department of Statistics, DANE, the gap between men and women in the labor market has increased during the pandemic. According to the latest report from the entity, for every man who has recovered his job, there are still 20 women to do so.
“In this sense, Travel Agencies can play a key role since, according to DANE, most of the employment provided is currently given to women, since of 100 people working formally in these companies, 54 are women. This means that a sustained reactivation of the tourism sector drives the reduction of these labor gaps and continues to mark the return of those who had lost their jobs ”, explained Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
The union leader also assured that the strengthening of technology in the sector, as well as the improvement of credit conditions, requests requested in the framework of the last version of the National Congress of Travel and Tourism Agencies, will be fundamental to promote productivity and return to work in the travel industry.