Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
British tourist hotspot Majorca is set to reopen 300 hotels in July in a bid to reactivate the island’s tourism industry as a “safe destination” in the coronavirus crisis.
According to local newspaper Ultima Hora, the local authorities together with the local Association of Hotel Chains (ACH) and the Hotel Business Federation of Majorca (FEHM) have announced that their target is for the tourism industry to recover as Spain’s plan to end the lockdown is progressing positively.
The 300 hotels set to reopen in the next month reportedly represent a quarter of the hotels on the island as there are 1,300 accommodation establishments in total.
Local media reports the hotel chains Iberostar, Riu, Barcelo, Hipotels and Melia will open their doors to visitors on the island.
ACH told local media in a public statement: “The main target is to offer an image of Majorca as a safe destination and rescue the highest possible number of workers from unemployment. Tour operators have indicated to us that the booking on the island will increase from 5th July.”
According to the FEHM, the areas of the island with the highest number of hotels open in the first half of July will be Platja de Palma, Alcudia-Can Picafort, Cala Millor, Capdedpera, Palmanova-Magaluf, Muro and Soller.
The city of Palma will have the most active hotels as it will have 25 establishments ready to host tourists out of the 75 in the city.
The Mayor of Palma Jose Hila told local media: “The city is ready to receive tourists and saying this a month ago was something unimaginable.”
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