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.