Due to positive forecasts of the British and German markets, major hotel chains are looking to open already by the end of March and beginning of April. One of the first to bid guests welcome will be the Robinson Club Cala Serena, a part of the TUI Group, which will open on March 20.
Then, throughout April and May, other major hotel chains will follow, such as Meliá, Hipotels, Grupotel, Barceló and Iberostar.
The political decision to open ahead of what was originally planned is partly motivated by the British government’s announcement to allow international travel in mid-May, as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stance to go for a health passport to boost travel within three month.
After nearly a year without any activity, tour operators like Jet2, TUI, Alltours, EasyJet, DER Touristik and Schauinsland-Reisen are optimistic that the travel market will accelerate sooner than originally planned due to the massive vaccination plans in effect. Mallorca will be one of the most benefited tourist destinations, as the demand for bookings on the island exceeds all forecasts. This is even despite the fact than other tourist destinations such as Crete, Phones and Turkey are currently more popular.
Regional director of Robinson, Holger Reinshagen, points out that all the staff of the Robinson Club Cala Serena “we will comply with the sanitary protocols and periodically carry out PCRs and antigen tests. Security is essential for us and for our clients, who will arrive on the island at our complex with negative PCRs and with all the security measures”. Hipotels and Grupotel agrees with the statement.
From the headquarters of Meliá, they state that their hotels will open throughout April, May and June, all depending on the amount of reservations and plan to be fully operational in all destinations. From Barceló and Iberostar, the message is the same to await the amount of reservations.
As for Palma, the president of the Palma Hotel Association, Javier Vich, points out that the current 18 hotels open in Palma will increase to about 40 once we reach April. Vich, along with other tour operators stress that the de-escalation and re-opening has to be orderly.
German airline company TUI Fly, which is part of TUI Group, has scheduled flight to Mallorca from March 27. “We expect two weekly flight from Germany to Mallorca, if, the sales meet our expectations” is the notice from the TUI Group headquarters.
TUI and the rest of the German tour operators trust that all the health precautions in effect within the European Union will consolidate the process of opening up air connections to Mallorca.
To conclude, the re-opening of Mallorca from March will highly depend on demand.
Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.