As regular readers of this space will know I am all in favour of more winter flights to the island from Britain and Germany, but perhaps we have to admit that the island does need to rest a few months of the year. The season now, thankfully, lasts for nine months of the year. This is a major step forward. At one time it was getting shorter and shorter by the year.

Now, millions of tourists visiting these shores obviously takes its toll on the island, and hotels and resorts need to be upgraded and overhauled and staff need a holiday. Many key figures in the tourism industry believe that the island can only aspire to a nine-month season and perhaps they are right. During two thirds of the year we are spoilt for choice for flights to Britain. Jet2 are flying the flag for low-season tourism to Majorca and they should be congratulated for all their efforts. But even they stop from November to February, which is quite understandable if you think about it.

There are now more tourists coming to the island than back in the so-called good old days when Majorca had a 12-month season. I am not saying that we should run up the white flag and forget about flights to the island from the smaller regional airports in Britain during the winter, but perhaps we must realise that airlines can't run a tailor-made service for the small number of people who want to come to the island during the low season.

We must keep up the fight but at the same time be slightly realistic.

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Gorie / Hace 10 months

Jet 2 do create a longer season in some resorts, however we still have far too few hotels and flights to cater for the majority, of Brits at least, and certainly on the East coast we see a season of five months at best , which is way too short, and people aren't lazy, they would happily work if given chance

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Liz / Hace 11 months

In alpe d huez at the moment. The french cope with mountains of snow, ski tourism and cycling and hikers in summer. You say Mallorca needs a rest, perhaps the people are just lazy and need a kick up the backside.

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Stuart Mead / Hace 11 months

Very shortly you are going to have a 12 month break. Where will you find the tourist tax money when there aren’t any tourists?

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Ann morrison / Hace 11 months

Well Jason there is hardly anything open in Sa Coma, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Cala D'Or. I think a few cyclists in Alcudia. I'll let you know about Puerto Pollensa and Cala Ratjada at the weekend. I think it's a five month season.

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Henry / Hace 11 months

Jason you suffer from “closed vision” and islanditis.

Just in Seville and Cádiz - the areas are both teaming with tourists, with full coffee bars, restaurants and queues for tourist attractions.

Mallorca last week looked “depressed” in my opinion.

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MelB / Hace 11 months

As usual our long overdue for retirement editor displays his limitations

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Henry James / Hace 11 months

A nine month season!,you really need to get out of Palma and visit some of the resorts from mid October onwards to see the reality for yourself.

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