TUI travel group says summer return to Spain holiday island Mallorca possible if hotels open

CONDITION: If hotels are open, people will fly, according to the travel group president CREDIT: - Pedro Aragão

GERMAN travel group TUI says it believes travel to Mallorca will be possible this summer.

Commenting following the presentation of the group’s latest results on Wednesday, TUI president Fritz Joussen said there would be “no reason for not being able to travel” to the island onwards if coronavirus levels remain low, and if hotels open their doors.

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“If there is still no hotel in Mallorca open, nobody is going to go there. If they open, people will fly,” Joussen stressed.

“Of course health protection must be the priority,” he added, but indicated that in his view if Europe is safe then holidays should be allowed.

TUI is preparing to gradually restart some trips in Germany and Europe, and expects some tourists will be able to travel to holiday destinations like the Balearic Islands, Greece and Cyprus from July onwards.

Joussen predicted that the tourism sector will recover to pre-coronavirus crisis levels once the pandemic has overcome, by 2022 at the latest.


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