the Island will record the best September in its entire history

The evolution of the indicators in Mallorca by September It is exceeding all the forecasts of hoteliers, tour operators, airlines, restaurants and employers of transport and distribution of goods. The most significant fact is that Palma airport will exceed the passenger movement that occurred in the aforementioned month in 2019, which already set a record, since the 3,767,033 passengers of that pre-pandemic year will be reached and exceeded. tour operators TUI, FTI, Alltours, DER Touristik, Jet2 Holidays and EasyJet Holidays are exceeding, as August passes, their forecasts for September “because the demand of European tourism to the Island does not stop growing,” they point out.

Majorca leads the international traffic and hotel occupancy rates and overnight stays. The latest data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) indicate that, in July, the Balearic Islands exceeded 87% hotel occupancy, 10.5 million overnight stays. Of this total, Mallorca received 1.3 million travelers and exceeded 7.7 million overnight stays. For September, as of today, August 25, the forecast is that the island’s hotel supply will exceed an average occupancy of 70%. Hotel chains that operate in Platja de Palma, Calvià, Cala Millor, Platja de Muro and Alcúdia-Can Picafort point out that “last-minute sales (last minute) cause the occupancy levels to change from one week to the next, since in many hotels in these areas the average occupancy will be higher than 80%». The Habtur tourist rental employer indicates that the occupation will be around 75%.

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September is characterized by being the most profitable month throughout the season to reach the Island a type of tourism of higher quality. Hoteliers continue to increase prices, which has a direct effect on their profitability ratios. The average rate in September, depending on the holiday areas, will range between 120 and 160 euros per night. «The increase in tourists and prices, one more September, will make this month the most profitable of the entire season. This year it will increase due to the rise in prices, although operating costs have also risen progressively, ”indicate the hotel chains consulted. The flow of visitors at the airport will also have a direct impact on consumption. The president of the Discretional Merchandise Service Business Group of the Balearic Islands, Ezequiel Horrach, indicates: «The demand for all types of merchandise continues to grow at this end of the high season, as we can see in transport from the Peninsula to Mallorca in all shipping lines.

Tourist and residential spending will far exceed that recorded in September 2019, so the forecast, based on the evolution of the indicators, which will be announced by Frontur and Egatur, will place Mallorca and the rest of the islands in a leadership position in the comparative with the rest of Spanish destinations. Everything points to the fact that next month will be the most profitable at a business level and in terms of tourist spending on the Island of the entire summer. The hotel chains insist that “we are going to register higher revenues, but the income statement of the companies will be affected by all the production costs derived from the rises in the prices of raw materials, energy and wages.”

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