Mandatory face masks bad for tourism?

Mandatory face masks bad for tourism?

09-07-2020Daniel Espinosa

The Hotel Federation of Ibiza & Formentera said on Friday that mandatory face masks are not good for Tourism.

Federation Manager, Manuel Sendino, acknowledged that the new health and safety measures "must be accepted all", but stressed that making face masks compulsory from Monday in the Balearic Islands "doesn't give the impression that the Balearic Islands are a safe destiniation.”

However he pointed out that, “It’s better to lose a few sales than to lose them all if there’s a resurgence in coronavirus infections and using a mask does prevent the proliferation of Covid-19 outbreaks, but these constant changes are causing a lot of uncertainty about the summer season.”

Sendino said he’s confident that International Tourists will keep coming to Ibiza and Formentera because they’re such attractive destinations,” but admitted that this year will not be easy.


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Dule / Hace 6 months

I need a special kind of mask, the one that can protect my eyes from these ridiculous comments in support of this nonsense. Anyway, please do let us know when and where the protest against this shall take place.


Roger / Hace 6 months

Get your over any ridiculous prejudices about masks and you will be fine...the global population is becoming ever more used to such focus on ensuring that your offer is up to internationally expected standards in every respect (not just post Covid)!!!!


chris / Hace 6 months

Why should anybody travel to a facemask country. Almost nobody will. Trying to fight a virus through a lockdown has nver been tried throughout the history of mankind. There is a reason for that. Soon they will find out why.


Fraser Adams / Hace 6 months

I personally don’t have a problem with face masks, life as we know it is going to change quite a lot in the foreseeable future and it involves wearing a mask more often then so be it, you’ve got as much chance of catching the virus from your next door neighbour as you have walking along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa it’s just a case of being aware of your surroundings and taking the appropriate action.


Stan / Hace 6 months

Compulsory use of face masks in Mallorca is showing the world of Tourism that The Island is acting in a totally responsible manner. Tourists can be assured and totally secure in the knowledge that they will be very safe and protected whilst on holiday in Majorca.