Pedro Homar, Manager of Palma Tourism Board has released the following message to the travel trade:
Dear travel colleagues,
First and foremost, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.
We are pleased to let you know that Palma is slowly springing back to life.
Yesterday (Monday 25), the Balearic Islands were amongst the first Spanish regions to advance to stage two in Spain’s reopening plan. This means that restaurants are now able to open their inside spaces to a maximum capacity of 50% (as well as their outside areas), hotels and other types of tourism accommodation are able to open common areas at limited capacity and residents are able to enjoy any of Palma’s five surrounding beaches; Cala Major, Can Pere Antoni, Ciudad Jardín, Cala Estancia and Playa de Palma; as long as the two metres social distancing is observed. Swimming will also be permitted.
This situation over the last few weeks and months had brought our community even closer together and its incredibly uplifting to enjoy the city’s hustle and bustle once more, and to know that we can return to our beaches, albeit respecting the necessary guidelines.
As we move into phase two, we continue to work closely with our tourism stakeholders to ensure that Palma is ready to welcome international tourists once more. We have taken this opportunity to pause, be grateful for what we have and think about future tourism in the city. Below I have outlined some more details on our sustainability ambitions.
British tourism is essential for our city. As well as the economic benefits, we value the energy, the cultural exchange and of course the friendship. Whilst British visitors are unable to visit us at present, we look forward to welcoming you once more as soon as international travel is reinstated.