Outdoor table, + 60% in one year. But in the bar -45% of coffee consumption- Corriere.it

Of Rinaldo Frignani

According to Fiepet Confesercenti in Rome and Lazio, a small restart is taking place thanks to the entry into force of the occupations of public land for the Covid emergency. That is why they need to be extended to the whole of 2022

If between 2020 and 2021 there was an increase of 60% of revenues in the catering industry in the capital mainly thanks to concessions to occupy public land linked to the Covid emergency, approved in order to limit the damage to the sector and get it going again in the best possible way. An initiative that has been met by customers who have changed the ways of using this service by focusing primarily on the outer tables. In summer as in winter.

what emerges from the latest report on the guest that was discussed during the Extraordinary Council of Fiepet Confesercenti on the tourism crisis in the capital. In particular, the Federal Council, which brings together public and tourist exhibitors, also noted a slight restart due to the entry into force of the emergency hospitals, which registered a change in the consumption methods of users, who preferred coziness outside.

But there is still a lot to do for the recovery. The data for 2021 compared to 2019, or the period immediately before the pandemic, actually show a 28% decline in the restaurant sector in Rome and its province with a deadweight loss of the so-called bar segment of only 45% of coffee consumption, also due to the effects of mass tourism and continued smart work that has led to a reduction in the presence in the city. Where is it? Especially in the historic city center where -15% was noted compared to other districts in the capital. Yep These figures reflect the national trends in the cities of the arts, and in this regard, the Fiepet-Confesercenti National Council has asked the political forces to intervene in support of the tourism sector in these areas which are currently most affected in Italy. Also according to the federation, in order for there to be a further recovery also in 2022, it is necessary to confirm the emergency hospitals, which are currently approved by Parliament until next June 30 and at the request of Confesercenti. Since the alarm call: If they were not extended, about 12 thousand people would risk their jobs and close at least 1,400 companies, with serious repercussions on the entire supply chain, from wholesalers to producers up to logistics.

For Claudio Pica, President of Fiepet-Confesercenti Rome and Lazio, it is therefore necessary not to waste what has been built up to now. We ask Mayor Gualtieri and the Councilors for Trade and Tourism Lucarelli and Onorato to extend the occupation of public emergency land until next December 2022. It would be a measure of common sense to support Roman small and medium-sized enterprises and thousands of families, otherwise we would be faced with a social bomb. We also hope – concludes Pica – that there will be a discussion on aspen between the capitol administration, the state and municipal surveillance to establish a new regulation that can set new criteria for aspen in the capital’s territory.

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27 February 2022 (change 27 February 2022 | 08:48)

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