On Friday at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, the view of the Spanish government was that the Balearics will enjoy an excellent tourism season in 2023.
Prime Minister Sánchez said that "if 2022 was the year of recovery, 2023 will be the year of the great boost for the tourism sector". He highlighted the direct aid received by the Balearics and the Canaries, "as they were the most affected by the pandemic", and stated that "tourism is a leading sector in job creation". "The aid provided to help the tourism business fabric has been effective."
Rosana Morillo, the secretary-of-state for tourism, described forecasts for the coming season as "very positive". "All Spanish destinations, including the Balearics, are very satisfied with the positive prospects for this year."
She added that the Spanish Tourist Offices in European capitals are receiving positive information regarding bookings in the main markets and she noted the rate of growth in Germany and the UK in particular. "There are no signs of recession in the main markets, such as the UK and Germany, which is very encouraging for the Spanish tourism industry."
Balearic tourism minister, Iago Negueruela, observed that: "Everything indicates that the forecasts are very good. We believe that 2023 will be good in all aspects - for employment and the economy."
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Adam OstenfeldIt's quite normal, really. Every year around end of August or September, the MDB published a reassurance piece about how [British] bookings are dropping for the next few months (compared to July and August), presumably because of anti-british stuff like tourist tax and "quality over quantity". And now, 6 quid. Then, around January & February, another piece predictably comes out saying that it's going to be a big year for tourism, because [British] bookings are now picking up again. But by that time, the summer is already more than half booked up by "others", so by that time, it's rather a case of pointing out the bleedin' obvious. Oh, and by the way, there's over 3600 sq. km of Mallorca beyond Paseo maritimo. The vast majority of tourists actually go to the rest of the island. So while you may or may not see something happening on Paseo maritimo, it's only a fraction of a fraction of the big picture.
We will see how it actually turns out , a lot of Challenging times ahead in Palma perticullarly there will be many difficult times , club de mar and area around Porto pi lack of parking and road r works all along the seafront a lot less flair to Palma after the scars of Covid , what else but good news do you expect from this group ! We will see with our own eyes !