Chief Exectuve of the all-important Melia Hotel Group, Gabriel Escarrer. | Archives

The Chief Exectuve of the all-important Melia Hotel Group, Gabriel Escarrer, said that Spain would be unable to survive another holiday season without tourists.

In a tweet Escarrer said: "We must produce a route-map for the future which includes a 24/7 vaccination plan and a co-ordinated effort between the public administrations and private companies to ensure safe travel to the islands..."

Escarrer said that he feared for the future of the tourist industry in Spain. His company, which is based in Palma, is one of the leading hotel companies in the world.