It is holiday in Spain – and the Hotels in Palma de Mallorca are booked like in the middle of the main season. For the Spanish national holiday on Tuesday (October 12th), the accommodations in the island’s capital will reach a Utilization of around 80 percent. As Javier Vich, the President of the Hoteliers Association Palma, told the “Diario de Mallorca”, October 2021 is the first month since the beginning of the pandemic in which the occupancy from the pre-Corona period will be reached. Vich quantifies that Hotel occupancy to around 75 percent. This corresponds exactly to the occupancy rate in October 2019.
Reasons for the started tourism are different events in Palma these days, including meetings and congresses, the Palma Marathon as well as several large concerts. Besides, they are Weather outlook extremely friendly for the island these days.
In addition, there were and are several these days Cruise ship calls scheduled. On Monday (October 11th) alone, five ships were guests in the port at the same time. The cruise market has already picked up significantly again after the pandemic. A total of 92 calls by the large pots are planned between October and December 2021, the vast majority of them in October.
As in pre-Corona times, the hoteliers in Palma behave significantly differently than in the rest of the island. While most of the houses in the tourist areas in the north and east will close in the next few weeks, in Palma will also stay in November 100 percent of the hotels open, says Javier Vich. Vich estimates that there will only be isolated closings in December, but not more than 10 percent of the houses. This year, however, it is more difficult than in previous years to predict how the Last minute bookings to develop. Corona has meant that bookings are now made at extremely short notice. / jk