HOTELIERS across Mallorca, Spain, will commence their season later this year, with the majority choosing to delay their opening until May.
Gabriel Llobera, the President of the Hotel Chains’ Association, states that although Easter Sunday falls on April 12 this year, many hoteliers do not want to take the risk in opening during that month. This is due to a fear that their hotels will be empty for the following weeks.
The delayed start will unfortunately have a knock on effect for employment on the island, which will see those who depend on work in the tourism sector having their temporary contracts delayed.
María José Aguiló, the Executive Vice-President of the Hoteliers Federation in Mallorca, has spoken to the press and confirms that the Easter period will not come into effect for hotels this year.
She stressed that the situation is extremely difficult, however, businesses are adapting to the market to ensure that they have a fruitful season in 2020 after the Thomas Cook collapse negatively impacted profits last year.