Medical congresses and cruise ships stimulate autumn tourism

The first medical congress took place in Mallorca in June.

Also the Congress tourism on Mallorca is slowly starting again. In September and October, three national medical conferences will take place in Palmas Palau de Congressos. The big international events will probably not start again until 2022.

A meeting of Spanish family doctors in June made a good start. It was able to send a signal that congresses can also take place in times of pandemics, as the director of the convention center Ramón Vidal explains. The option of adding virtual forums to face-to-face events will also be retained in the future, according to Vidal.

Also the one planned for September 22nd to 25th Congress for arthroscopy and knee specialists is offered in this hybrid form. On October 7th to 9th there will be a General Practitioners Congress, which will bring together 2,800 doctors in Palma. the Rheumatologist meet from October 19th to 22nd in Palmas Congress Palace. 1,400 participants are expected here.

In addition to the conferences, the Cruise ships Bringing more holidaymakers to the island again, which gives rise to a slight optimism among hoteliers. The chairman of the local hotelier association in Palma and Cala Major, Javier Vich, assumes that many hotels can stay open until the end of November. In September the open hotels could be occupied to 75 percent. Compared to the previous months, the number of cancellations in particular has fallen sharply, so that predictability has improved somewhat again. / day

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