Wanted: Hotel Workers to Help With Portugal’s Record Tourism Boom

Page created: Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:20 GMT

Hotel Openings  Tourism

For Chitra Stern, Portugal’s economic recovery is bringing an unforeseen twist.

When she and her husband opened their first hotel in a small fishing village on the southwestern tip of Portugal in 2010, they had no trouble finding workers to help run it in spite of its remote location. They visited a few hotel management schools, placed ads and were soon interviewing candidates for their Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel. With Portugal on its knees at the time and dozens of hotels on the verge of bankruptcy as the country sank into recession, finding high-skilled, affordable workers was a breeze.