Due to the negative development of the winter season caused by the pandemic in Austria’s tourist regions, Intersport Austria has set up extensive support measures for its affiliated dealers. It is granting a 12-month deferred payment to more than 100 of them for all deliveries of winter goods from its warehouse in Wels. In addition, Intersport is offering its members the possibility to return merchandise to ease the situation on site. The measures are intended to help maintain their liquidity and their ability to continue the business capacity of Intersport dealers in Austria. Because of the likely absence of tourists for the entire winter season, retailers in the tourist regions expect sales to decline by up to 95 percent. Thorsten Schmitz, managing director of Intersport Austria, criticized the government’s support for being too timid and slow.