The Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan, Clinton Township, community of Italian Americans

Return tourism continues to be at the center of my commitment and my initiative. Italians abroad, especially in this phase of recovery of international mobility, deserve attention and support, for themselves and for the advantage they bring to Italy in its recovery effort.

For this reason, today, 1 July, I had a meeting with the Minister of Tourism Garavaglia, with whom I discussed some open issues and some proposals for the immediate future. With the Minister, whom I thank for the attention and availability shown, we agreed in hoping that the procedures for certifying registration with AIRE, for the purposes of free admission to museums and archaeological parks managed by State, are made as easy as possible.

I remember that this measure is the result of my amendment to the 2021 budget law, which allocated 4.5 million for the next three years to the Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for museums and state archaeological parks.

This attestation may consist in the display of any document certifying registration with Aire or even in a self-certification of registration with the municipality of origin.

With Minister Garavaglia, I also discussed further incentives for fellow countrymen abroad, incentives linked to staying in the Italian hotel network and, as regards young people of Italian origin, linked to internal travel to get to know the Bel Paese. Finally, my proposal to move to a more organic phase of intervention had my attention and availability, setting up a National Fund for return tourism, with which to co-finance the projects of Regions, local authorities, associative and business consortia.

Therefore, a common working perspective opens up which, despite the financial limitations and constraints of this postpandemic phase, I hope will produce further results for our compatriots, who also in the tourism sector are confirmed as a fundamental strategic lever for recovery of the country.