By Laura Kemp • 05 June 2021 • 17:48
Hotels In Mallorca Forced To Delay Opening . Image - Pixabay
Following the UK Government’s decision to keep the Balearics on their “amber” list for foreign travel, more than 100 hotels in Mallorca have been forced to stay closed until early July. Many hotels were due to open their doors to tourists this week, now thousands of workers have been forced to stay on ERTE, according to Majorca Daily Bulletin.
“The fact that the UK is maintaining its conservative position on international travel, will determine hotel openings in areas that usually have a large influx of British tourists,” said the Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca, or FEHM.
“The British Government’s decision is bad news for workers and companies, but we are confident that the second emitting market for the Islands will be reactivated at the end of June and that this will lead to the reopening of tourist establishments,” said the Secretary General of the Federation of Services, Mobility & Consumption of UGT, or FeSMC-UGT, José García.
“British tourists come via package holidays, so it will have a huge impact on other Sectors, such as transport and excursions and 70% of bus fleets will likely be in the garage until the end of June because there won’t be any work,” said FEBT and Discretionary Road Transport Association President, Rafael Roig.
“Political issues seem to have prevailed when making this decision, which will have a negative impact on the entire tourism value chain in the United Kingdom and in the Balearic Islands.”
Yesterday, June 4, TUI UK and Jet2 Holidays announced that they are postponing their scheduled flights to Mallorca until July, with TUI UK demanding that the government clarify the reasons for lowering Portugal from the “green” travel list to “amber” and not adding the Balearics to the “green” list.
Concern among hoteliers, travel agents and airlines has now been sparked following Jet2’s decision to cancel flights. A spokesperson said: “Everything indicates that we won’t have British tourists for much of the summer season”.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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