Majorca’s capital will have 70% of its hotels open by August, officials have predicted.
Palma will have 60% of its properties open by the end of July, according to Javier Vich, president of Palma and Cala Major’s Hotel Association.
“Of course our hotel sector has been hit significantly by this crisis but we are reassured at the rate of which our properties are reopening and their rapid adaptation of new measures and protocols to ensure the safety of guests and staff,” Vich said.
Palma has one of the highest percentages of four and five-star properties in Spain, accounting for more than 90% of the city’s hotel inventory with a total of 10,560 beds.
The city is also introducing a new SafeBeaches app to guarantee social distancing on surrounding shorelines.
Palma Tourist Board managing director Pedro Homar said the software was adapted from a successful trial previously used to manage the flow of cruise passengers around the city.
It links to heat sensors that monitor the amount of human activity on Palma’s surrounding beaches. The app will then display in real time which beaches are less crowded and which are at full capacity.
Available via android and IOS, SafeBeaches can be downloaded from 10 July.