Majorca left 'devoid' of UK tourists as Brits 'leave' island in their droves

A Spanish holiday hotspot has been left "empty" of tourists amid growing resentment towards British holidaymakers. Majorca restaurants, bars and eateries have been left empty as UK holidaymakers opt to take their business elsewhere this summer.

The president of Mallorca CAEB restaurant association, Alfonso Robledo warns Majorca businesses have noticed a drop in clientele numbers. “Before there was no difference between Mondays and Saturdays. We were always full because people who are on holiday don’t take into account whether it is a working day or a public holiday," he explained.

"This year, however, customers are leaving their dinners or lunches for the weekends,” said Robledo to the Majorca Daily Bulletin. He said: “We don’t understand what is happening because there are more and more tourists."

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Pedro Fiol, president of the travel agency association Aviba, added that fewer tourists are coming to the island. Pedo said: “If it weren’t for tourism, which continues to push these figures upwards, Mallorca would have averages similar to those of an urban destination”.

He also claimed that “Palma city is dragging these figures down”. He said: “They don’t order as happily as they used to, especially in the years after the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they are much more restrained and more careful about what they consume.

“Until now, June had always been a good month, giving a taste of what the tourist season could bring. However, this year we are having, in particular, study trips, which has always been the case, and stag and hen parties.

“These people that do not spend and we are missing the tourists with a medium-high purchasing power who used to visit the island before the massive arrival of travellers in July and August. There is less and less porosity between visitors and the island’s restaurants because they already bring the vast majority of their lunches and dinners with them."