The Balearic Prime Minister Francina Armengol is confident that she will be able to receive as many British holidaymakers in Mallorca and the neighboring islands as before Corona in the coming year. “We will be in 2022 start the season earlier and reconnect to 2019 levels of British tourism, “she said, according to a press release at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London.
After the Germans, the British are traditionally the largest group of holidaymakers on Mallorca and the neighboring islands. Until recently, however, they had higher travel requirements as one Quarantine obligation upon return as well as strict and expensive test requirements. Because of this, many of them decided not to go on vacation in Mallorca.
Even after these restrictions have been lifted, im Winter flight schedule with 575,000 seats, about a fifth less capacity than planned in the same period from November 2019 to March 2020. At that time there were 707,000 seats available between Great Britain and the Balearic Islands. From spring 2022, however, it will be back at “100 percent” of the 2019 level, said Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela in London.
However, one wishes on the islands now a different type of visitor than the party vacationerswhich, in the British case, have so far preferred to go over the rails in Magaluf. One strives for a tourism “that is much more aware of our reality as islands and our fragile environment,” said Armengol. The Prime Minister named the one advertised by Mallorca’s Island Council at the fair as a positive example Active and sports vacation. Work must now be continued on the expansion of such offers, “in order to eliminate excessive party tourism.”
At the Balearic stand at the World Travel Market are on 450 square meters represented the four island councils of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The Mallorcan communities of Alcúdia, Calvià, Felanitx, Manacor, Palma, Pollença, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Santanyí also have their own exhibition facilities. Iberostar Hoteles, the tour operator Sidetours and the incoming agency Adramar are also represented. / ck