By Laura Kemp • 28 August 2021 • 17:32
CREDIT: es.m.wikipedia.org Tommie Hanson
Over the past few days, the UK has kept the islands and Spain on the amber list for travel, however, Germany has taken the Balearics off its list of high-risk destinations resulting in a surge in bookings.
Hotel companies on the island say that there has been a surge in bookings that indicates a decent September and October. Although bookings have taken off, hotels will be keeping an eye on how things develop before making any decisions about the closures of establishments. The plan is to keep them open as long as possible to benefit companies and employees.
Health indicators continue to improve, so it is not unlikely that there could be more positive news from the two main foreign tourist markets regarding travel advice, according to Mallorca Daily Bulletin.
The Balearic tourism minister, Iago Negueruela, says that this week’s developments have “undoubtedly been good news”.
“We have maintained the relevant contacts in order to be able to reach this situation. Our numbers are going down and the indicators continue to improve.”
The vice-president of the Mallorca Hoteliers Federation, Maria Jose Aguilo, agrees with the minister, saying that is it “great news” that Germany has changed its travel restrictions.
“This will act as a catalyst for reservations into September. The change is great news not only for the hotel sector but for the entire tourism value chain”, he said.
The president of the Balearic Transport Federation, Rafael Roig, notices that “the situation changes from week to week”. However, the latest changes indicate “something more of a tourism season”.
Roig, like the Balearic Government, has appealed for responsibility: “The Balearic economy is at stake and we all have to be responsible with health protocols in order to prevent the levels of infection from increasing again.”
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