Tourism in Mallorca: summer season 2022
The Balearic Islands will have the best summer ever in 2022 as long as Covid does not raise its ugly head, according to the forecasts of tourist groups.
This prediction was confirmed by the Fairs Fitur-Madrid end of May and Global Travel Market in London at the beginning of November and experts are adamant that the islands will be the number one holiday destination in the Mediterranean, with more visitors than in 2019 and record profitability and employment.
The only thing that could burst this bubble is Covid and what happens with the disease over the next four months will be crucial, as most people typically book their summer vacation between mid-December and the end of March.
Jet2 Tour Group Chairman Steve Heapy and TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen also agree that 2022 will be an exceptional season and stress that the demand for vacations in the Balearic Islands is still very high in the UK, Germany, France, Central Europe, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Ireland. Tourist destinations such as Greece, Turkey and Egypt are also popular.
“Our recommendation to clients is to book their holidays in advance, because demand will grow exponentially next year, ”Heapy said. “The only problem we face, in terms of logistics and operations, is what’s going on with Covid and the restrictions that different governments may impose.”
“Sales of tourist reservations are 50% higher than they were at the same time last year, which indicates that the situation will continue to improve, ”said Joussen.
Several airlines in the UK and Germany, including Jet2, EasyJet, Condor, Lufthansa and Eurowings, say they expect additional flights to be added to the Balearic Islands schedule next summer, but have warned that increases in prices are also being considered to offset the rise in fuel. costs.
“Price increases will also affect all holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, so there will be no privileges in this regard, “an airline spokesperson said.
The Balearic Islands are a safe destination with a high percentage of the population vaccinated and it is the message hammered home in all source markets thanks to the campaigns of the Balearic Islands Tourism Strategy Agency, Fundació Mallorca Turisme and Fundación 365.