Jet2 winter tourists who arrived in Palma in February and who received a warm welcome from the Bullletin.

29-02-2016

Are there more signs of a positive reversal of fortunes for Balearic winter tourism? According to the Frontur survey of foreign tourist arrivals, in January there was a total of 97,584 tourists from overseas. These represented a 12% increase over January 2015.

However, the principal source of these tourists was as it always is in the off-season. Germany supplied 54% of all tourists, with the UK contributing 15%. The number also has to be seen in the context of the whole of Spain. The Balearics welcomed 2.8% of all foreign tourists to Spain in January and was behind the four regions that are - in summer - its principal sun-and-beach competitors (Andalusia, Canaries, Catalonia and Valencia) as well as Madrid.

In the country as a whole there were 3.5 million tourists, which was an increase of 11% on what had been an historical record in January last year. The UK contribution to this national total was a rise of over 16% to just over 700,000 visitors: 20% of all foreign tourists who came to Spain. France provided the second most tourists - almost 475,000 - while the German market was down a fraction (by 0.3%) to 460,000.

Although the Canaries received the most tourists in January, the volume remained unaltered by comparison with last year. Andalusia (with the Costa del Sol) and Valencia (which includes Benidorm) both registered increases of more than 20%.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 2 years

Sorry in comment below - a misprunt. easyJet.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 2 years

The 3 return esayJet flights I have taken in January, February and March from Stansted, Gatwick, and now Luton, have been rammed full in both directions.

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Simon Tow / Hace over 2 years

Mac, maybe not in the sun, sea and sand resorts, but Palma and it´s outskirts is full of hotels that never close from one Christmas to the next . In Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa there is at least one hotel that open all year and the same can be said for Soller and it´s port. And all the cyclists we see every day on the islands roads, must be staying somewhere !.

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Mac / Hace over 2 years

You ask for the planes to do the winter flights Jet2 have done this, but when you get there no hotels are open.

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