Mallorca has broken more tourist records, with visitor numbers hitting an all-time high yet again this year.
Spain’s Balearic Islands have long been one of Europe’s most attractive and loved summer sun destinations. Holidaymakers from mainland Spain, along with the UK, Germany and Italy flock to the islands every year, craving their perfect balance of sun, sea and sandy beaches. Among Spanish residents, the Balearics come second only to Andalusia in terms of popular tourism destinations, accounting for 18 per cent of total bookings, according to HomeAway figures.
Mallorca, in particular, has welcomed more visitors this year than ever before, with official statistics showing an increase of 2.9 per cent year-on-year during the first half of 2015 to a total of 9.54 million visitors. Both April and May saw passenger numbers reach record levels.
The figures are good news for the island’s property market, as Sales and Marketing Director of leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, explains: “More visitors arriving in Mallorca has had a positive impact on the island’s economy and has pushed up demand for second homes, with many of those who visit – myself included – falling in love with Mallorca almost on first sight.”