By Cathy Elelman • 27 August 2020 • 11:54
FINGERS CROSSED: The FEHM president hopes there can be a reactivation of tourism in September
THE decision of tour operators to suspend holidays to the Balearics in August has been one of the main factors behind a wave of Mallorca’s hotels closing their doors this month, according to a sector association.
This, along with European government warnings against non-essential travel to the islands – notably principal Mallorca markets the UK and Germany – has meant that around 144 of the island’s establishments have shut down in August, FEHM Mallorca Hotel Business Federation president Maria Frontera reported on Wednesday.
“Following the events happening at European level we find ourselves currently with a progressive closure of establishments,” Frontera said in a video message, adding that this depended on how affected a zone is in accordance with its markets.
It now a case of waiting to see what happens in September, she added.
“We hope that the evolution of the pandemic and the health statistics gradually change to positive and we can still have a reactivation of tourism activity in the final weeks of September,” she said.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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