Ferry passengers arriving in Ciutadella, Minorca.

Ferry passengers arriving in Ciutadella, Minorca.

03-04-2021Ultima Hora

Mallorcans flocked to Minorca by air and by sea for Easter, giving the Island a much needed boost.

There are 27 hotels open in Minorca with a total around 1,200 tourist places, which is just 2.2% of the Islands total accommodation capacity, but at least it’s something.

The vast majority of places that are open operate all year round and virtually no new hotels opened their doors for Easter, mostly due to a lack of mainland tourists because of the coronavirus perimeter closures.

Mallorcans-Joana Maria Carreras, Pedro Pallicer, Carme Amengual, Antoni Serra, Ramona González, Juan Pablo Rubio, Fabiola Quirós & José Guillén from la Peña Moteros Libres in Mahón.

Around 90 percent of Easter tourists are Mallorcan, some are from elsewhere in Minorca and there are a few from the mainland, who arrived on the Island before the perimeter closure was imposed, according to the Hotel Association of Minorca.

Hotel occupation in Minorca ranged between 50%-90% at Easter and the majority of guests were staying for a short time.

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