As already happened in 2022, TUI Germany has decided to bring forward the tourist season in Mallorca.
According to Última Hora, the tour operator has started flights this weekend (February 11-12) from the airports of Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Hannover and Frankfurt, through its airline TUI Fly. It is estimated that the operator has taken 2,500 German tourists to the Spanish island, while the figure will rise to 3,500 tourists this week.
Playa de Palma
The main destination that will benefit from this start of tourism from Germany is Playa de Palma, where there are already 33 hotels open, according to data from the Mallorca Hotel Business Federation (FEHM). Other areas such as Cala Millor, Playa de Muro or Alcúdia will also benefit. Hotel openings will accelerate in the second half of February and at the beginning of March.
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It should be remembered that the usual start of the season usually coincides with Easter. It usually is maintained until October. In recent years, it has been brought forward to the beginning of February. This gives a boost to Mallorca’s seasonal adjustment strategy.
Germans and Mallorca
Mallorca, a popular Spanish holiday island in the Mediterranean, has long been a favourite vacation spot for Germans. They are one of the largest groups of tourists on the island and have been visiting Mallorca in significant numbers since the 1960s. Many Germans are drawn to the island’s warm climate, beautiful beaches, and vibrant nightlife. As a result, there are many German-owned businesses on the island and German is widely spoken in many areas.
However, in recent years, there has been some tension between the local population and German tourists. This was particularly the case in the popular resort town of Palma. Some locals have expressed concern that the influx of German tourists is putting a strain on the island’s resources and cultural identity. Furthermore, there have been protests against the growth of mass tourism.