The tourism industry going through an unprecedented crisis because of the outbreak of coronavirus. The professionals of the sector in Corsica, thought to pass a quiet summer, away from the usual activity of the island of beauty. If although car rental companies are facing a shortage of vehicles, as explained in Le Parisien.
The authorities had at the same time considered an arsenal to avoid that this protected area will become a cluster giant : passport health, the placing in quarantine of arrivals tested positive, or multiplication of tests in airports.
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Problems of the supply of vehicles
The different actors are struggling to explain this shortage. During the confinement, the hosts would have banked on a drastic decrease of the demand, according to the explanation of some professionals. Therefore, inventories have been reduced. Jean-Noël Filippi, managing director of the company Hertz in Corsica, suggests another reason : a logistical problem that is not of their jurisdiction.
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" A part of our fleet is blocked in Marseille. The factories of our suppliers were at a standstill for months, and as they produce abroad, the supply takes a long time. Unfortunately,on an island, one is always dependent of the continent, " he explained to the Parisien. According to him, Hertz has planned " as many cars as last year, building on the July and August ". Lack of ability to rent a car in a professional, tourists rely on sites such as Leboncoin, where the vehicles are sold at price of gold.
Consult our folder : Coronavirus : the world stopUpdated Date: 10 July 2020, 14:33