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Balearic Islands cautiously optimistic

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Majorca and its neighbouring islands present their ideas for emerging from the crisis at ITB Berlin NOW

The government of Majorca and its neighbouring islands remains cautious as far as the pandemic is concerned and is raising hope that travel will return soon. “We can see the crisis ending“, said Francina Armengol, Minister President of the Balearics, speaking from a stage in the port of Palma. The consistently low infection rates on the islands of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera gave reason for hope.

Spain: Yet another record year...

Spanien, Landschaftsbild

The 75 million mark has been exceeded: Spain attracted 75,563,198 tourists in 2016, an increase of 10.3% compared to 2015. With that, the continuous increase is on a seven-year streak. Total expenditure from international tourists was € 77.625 million (an increase of nine per cent). In 2016, the number of German tourists in Spain rose to more than 11.2 million visitors (up 6.4%), making Germany the third largest source market after the United Kingdom, with almost 18 million tourists (up 12.4%), and France, with 11.4 million (up 7.1%).