Holidays to Mallorca could rise 33% for UK sun seekers
Holidays to Mallorca could cost 33 per cent more as it seeks to limit British tourists. Mallorca has become one of the top destinations for Brits looking for a cheap and sunny getaway during the year.
In January alone, the island’s airport saw 860,000 passengers pass through into the country – more than in 2019, the year before the Covid-19 pandemic began.
However, there have been growing concern after the local government said it was looking to move away from British tourism. In November, Director of tourism Lucia Escribano said the island was “not interested in having the budget tourists from the UK.”
Now experts say that Brits could be paying even more to travel to Mallorca due to limits being brought in by the local councils and due to rising inflation.
Juan Ferrer, President of the Palma Beach Quality Offensive, told German newspaper Bild: “Holidays will be around 33 percent more expensive in 2023 than in the previous year,”
A new law was introduced to limit hotels from increasing the number of beds they hire out. This was done in order to curb mass tourism to the island, which is a popular party and beach holiday destination for Brits and other groups from around Europe.
Ferrer told Bild that he hoped the increased prices of hotels would bring better officers for tourists. More expensive could also mean better quality, he said.
The Canary island of Lanzarote has also signalled its intention to reduce its dependency on British tourists. Island president María Dolores Corujo said the authority has no intention of changing its mind on its approach amid claims that it is already damaging Lanzarote’s image, and that other islands are struggling.
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