San Marino. Tourism, Rf against Pedini Amati: “(Expensive) lights and many shadows”
“Christmas is approaching and promises to be rather lavish, as Secretary Pedini declaimed. Lots of lights, while paradoxically the need to save electricity is preached to the people of San Marino”.
Some will say that these are still investments in the tourist season, and therefore it is worth filling the country with lots of lights and other energy-intensive initiatives.
Unfortunately, in the face of these substantial costs for fittings which have alternated throughout the year, with money borrowed and which are therefore destined to leave the pockets of all San Marino citizens, the tourism sector does not seem particularly healthy.
Rf continues: “We don’t have an overall vision of the sector in the coming years, much less a strategic plan with clear objectives and defined resources. Initiatives are piled up, with very high costs, however confusing the technical functions of organization with the political ones of strategic choices for the present and for the future. Money continues to be donated, which we do not have and which we pay very dearly, for collaborations, ad personam agreements, press offices that it is not clear what they communicate, private initiatives generously subsidized with public funds and perhaps assignments to devise monumental projects completely devoid of lenders and concrete possibilities of realisation.
It seems like a tragic return to the mentality and habits of the notorious nineties, when the best policy was that of clientelism in favor of this and that, without however having the financial resources of the time, punctually crumbling. The advent to the government of the protagonists of revolutionary populism and “de noantri” buzzwords has not counteracted this drift, on the contrary it has produced an even more slovenly version of it.