Chamber supports investment in Gibraltar’s Tourism Product

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has long advocated the steady development and evolution of Gibraltar’s tourist offering if it is to continue competing with other destinations. 

The Chamber’s position has been set out in its Tourism Strategy which it has discussed with the government over the last three years. If Gibraltar fails to invest in its tourist product the sector will simply decline. It is for this reason that the Chamber is very supportive of the recent planning application to invest in a new, larger and more modern cable car to take visitors to the top of the Rock.

In a statement they add:The response to the application has been to uphold an objection based on environmental grounds. The cable car is electric and produces no direct emissions. On the other hand, the objectors drive diesel vehicles up and down the Rock, but the DPC has decided to ignore any environmental impact which cars and exhaust emissions have on the environment of the Upper Rock. This truly beggars belief.