A busy month ahead

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KEEP THEM COMING: More tourists than ever are expected in Mallorca this July.

MALLORCA hoteliers, restaurants and shops are expecting their busiest July yet.

Despite it still being early on in the summer season, restaurants and bars are reporting a significant increase in business, as are the large supermarkets in the main resorts. The hire car sector says it is struggling to meet demand and the island’s marinas and yachts clubs are bustling. 

Average hotel occupancy across the island is 95 per cent this month and 88 per cent in Palma, although some hotels are fully booked and holidaymakers are being diverted to other hotels in order to avoid problems of overbooking.

It is believed recent attacks in Turkey and unrest in holiday hotspots such as Egypt have boosted local business with more people booking holidays to Spain and the Baleares. 

Around four million passengers are expected to pass through Palma airport this month.

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  1. Hummm…. Does this information come from the government? 🙂 Maybe Majorca is booming but I have been speaking to a couple of hotels on the CDS and they are down on last year with Julys expected occupancy lower than last years, same in many of the bars and restaurants saying they guess their takes are down on last year by about 10%.

    I keep hearing people saying Spain is going to be busy this year because of the problems with Turkey and Egypt… I know people in the UK that go to Turkey, some are there now, they aren’t put off so I think this is just “hope” on the side of the business person in Spain and not actual fact… but a couple of months are needed to see what the actual truth will be 🙂

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