Mallorca set for exceptional season
President of the Alliance for Excellence in tourism (Exceltur), Gabriel Escarrer, said today during the presentation of the study Impactur Illes Balears (Impact of the Balearic Islands), that the islands will be a place of refuge for European tourism this summer. “All the indicators point to the Balearic Islands being the refuge tourist destination for Europeans, so the islands will register a good tourist season and very similar to 2019.”
Escarrer, accompanied by the Executive Vice President of Exceltur, José Luis Zoreda, as well as the Minister of Tourism and Employment of the Balearic Islands, Iago Negueruela, and the director of Aetib, Francesc Mateu, particularly insisted on the fact that the fuel taxes airlines are going to put in place due to rising energy costs” does not affect the Balearics because there is a great pent-up demand in Europe to travel and the islands, despite everything, are a safe destination health and safety.”
The president of Exceltur, however, acknowledged that “competetion of Turkey and Egypt will be very strong in terms of lower prices, but a destination like the Balearic Islands does not compete on price but on quality“.
He added that in summer “many European tourists will come from Turkey and North Africa, precisely because of the security that exists in Mallorca and the rest of the islands”.