An Observatory on Tourism to monitor the laws of the sector, inform operators, providing them with adequate services, and contribute to the training of over ten thousand accountants in Rome, ensuring the maintenance of a high specialist preparation despite the continuous evolutions of the legislation and the market. This is the objective of the Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts of Rome, chaired by Giovanni Calì, who set up the new body made up of ten members, including eight accountants who are experts in the field, a lawyer and an architect.
(TurismoItaliaNews) “Tourism has fully restarted after the pandemic and, in Italy and in the world, Rome plays a leading role – he comments John Cali – according to the Sociometric study, based on Istat data, the Capital dominates the ranking of Italian cities that created greater wealth with tourism in 2022. Rome this year generated 8.7% of the national tourism GDP, for an income of 7.6 billion euros, a result that is more than double the value of second-placed Milan. It is therefore a very important resource, especially after the pandemic which had slowed down and in some periods eliminated tourist flows”. On 24 January, the Odcec of Rome with the Observatory on Tourism, chaired by Sergio Lombardi, organizes the first conference on the Dac7 directive, to disseminate the new rules and guide Roman tourism operators towards regular compliance. “In 2023 the new European directive Dac7 will oblige digital platforms to communicate to the tax authorities the data of the holders of tourist advertisements and their income, and this will be a revolution both from a fiscal and legal point of view”, explains Lombardi.
“From January to October 2022, the number of tourists in Rome came close to 28 million – he points out Andrea Borghinipresident of the Telos Foundation – Study Center of the Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts of Rome – the only official accommodation facilities in the capital exceed 20 thousand, not counting the over 1,800 travel and tourism agencies, and the infinite opportunities Rome of travel experiences, activities highly requested by travellers, ranging from guided tours to cooking lessons, from naturalistic excursions to artistic performances, from handcrafted products to local food and wine riches for a very important induced, which extends to other sectors”.CopyAMP code
A sector that needs to be regulated, according to Toni Ciolfi, councilor of Odcec Rome: “One of the main problems in the tourism sector is illegal activity; in this case, the role of tourism accountants alongside the institutions is fundamental, for the dissemination of the culture of legality and correct practices with customers in the tourism sector and on the occasion of Odcec training events”.