Travel company TUI predicts half usual number of German tourists will holiday in Spain this year

TOP CHOICE: Some 2.5 million Germans visited the Balearic Islands last summer CREDIT: Liilia Muñoz

TRAVEL firm TUI predicts around 50 per cent of the usual number of German tourists will holiday in Spain this year.

The executive director of the Anglo-German multinational Friedrich Joussen told foreign press on Monday that visitor figures from what is one of the Spanish tourism sector’s most important markets would be “around half the usual.”

Joussen’s forecast came on the same day the Spanish government gave the green light to the Balearic Islands’ tourism pilot project after finalising the health safety and hygiene protocols. The archipelago will receive some 6,000 Germans in the second fortnight of June, although Spain will not officially open its borders until July 1.


Around 4,000 will go to Mallorca, 1,000 to Menorca, and the rest will be divided between Ibiza and Formentera.

Nearly five million German tourists arrived in Spain last year between June and September, around 2.5 million of them opting for the Balearics.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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