The German travel provider TUI expects a “perfect” holiday season for Mallorca in the first summer without Corona requirements. “It’s a top destination in the European market,” said Thomas Ellerbeck, who is responsible for international relations at TUI. “We sense that people want to travel,” Ellerbeck added on Mallorca on Wednesday.
This desire to travel is also reflected in the average length of a holiday, which, according to Ellerbeck, has increased from eight and a half to nine and a half days. “People also spend more money on vacation,” he enthused. This is also good for Mallorca, where the tourism industry has suffered greatly from the pandemic. “We need a good season,” said Balearic Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela. “The first two months offer reason to be optimistic,” he said.
TUI spokesman Aage Dünhaupt was also positively surprised by the large crowd. “All planes going into the sun are currently full. I’ve never seen that before,” said Dünhaupt at the island’s airport on the occasion of the christening of a new TUI Boeing 737-8 aircraft with space for 189 passengers in the name “Mallorca”.