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Destinations reporting different results

The number of German visitors to Mallorca has dropped.
The number of German visitors to Mallorca has dropped. / FOTOLIA - ADOBESTOCK
  • Hotel prices are expected to drop by up to 15% on some islands

Although the figures for early summer may not have met expectations on the Costa del Sol, the tourism sector says they could be a lot worse.

The strong dependence of places like the Balearics and Canaries on international tourism and major tour operators shows that the results this season differ according to destination, and this was reflected in the hotel industry statistics, which were presented by the Spanish confederation of hotels and tourist accommodation (Cehat) and PwT in Madrid recently.

The president of Cehat, Juan Molas, says that in Mallorca there is an estimated drop of between 10 and 15 per cent in German tourists in the areas which are normally most popular with them, while in the Canaries in March and April there were fewer German and Scandinavian tourists. He explains that the Canarian archipelago is expecting around 417,000 fewer arrivals by air than last year, and a drop in hotel prices of between 10 and 15 per cent on some islands.