Mallorca heading for the best tourism year in history

The Fehm Hotel Association declines to comment on the "limits of tourism" issue, saying 'they did not want to engage in this debate'

Oct 16, 2023

This year, the number of international tourists visiting the island is expected to break all previous records, but critical voices raise important questions. The most pressing of them is: Is there a limit to the number of tourists the island can handle?

Key takeaways

  • In 2023, Mallorca is expected to welcome twelve million visitors by year-end, a record high. The previous record of 11.8 million was set in 2018;
  • According to the Spanish Statistical Institute, the latest data reveals that 1,977,436 international tourists visited the Balearic Islands in August. This figure is about 160,000 more than the previous record year of 2018;
  • A new passenger record is looming on the horizon at Palma Airport. The airport handled 4,371,606 passengers in August alone, with 29,233 operations during the month. This means an aircraft takes off or lands every 90 seconds.

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