UK regains position as largest inbound market for Menorca and Ibiza

By Louise Longman
09/09/2021
Home » UK regains position as largest inbound market for Menorca and Ibiza

The UK has regained its position as the largest inbound market to the islands of Menorca and Ibiza, according to the Balearic Islands Tourist Board.

The Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – welcomed 291,731 British tourists in July 2021, a 929% increase compared to June.

In July 2021, there were 35,691 and 75,336 arrivals to the islands of Menorca and Ibiza respectively. In the same month, Palma airport recorded a significant monthly increase in UK air arrivals with 178,807 passengers compared to just 18,021 the previous month.

The Balearic Islands’ Minister for Tourism Iago Negueruela said July 2021 figures were ‘encouraging’ and he believed August statistics would be even better.

He said the ‘tourism bounce-back’ was due in part to the ‘swift reaction of airlines who increased their capacity as soon as the islands were added to the UK’s green list’.

“Additionally, we are very grateful of the support of both the UK and local travel industries who have helped stimulate the market after such a long lockdown period.”

“We have confidence in our loyal British visitors and a speedy tourism recovery”.

He said in addition to the islands’ sun and beach product, efforts would be focused on other sectors including gastronomy, sports, health and wellbeing.

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