Palma.—A real surge in visitor numbers is expected by the Hoteliers Associations of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza next week meaning that hotel occupany levels will be reaching their limit.

Balearic airports are claiming that during the coming days, passenger movement will be breaking all previous records. Yesterday, Palma airport was the first to break its record by handling 160'000 passengers in a single day. Hoteliers have said that advance bookings have worked well this year as the majority of visitors coming to the Islands in high season made reservations back in March or April.

In contrast to other high seasons, there has not been a campaign to sell off holidays as late deals which has come as a relief to the industry. Margarita Ramis, the President of the Balearic Hotel Chain Federation said that this was very good news because it appears that August is gradually recovering the occupancy levels that the Balearics used to enjoy in what she described as the “bonanza years” of tourism in the Islands.

Hoteliers in Ibiza are saying that the number of visitors has broken all expectations.


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