As you know, Mallorca’s economy relies very heavily, not to say exclusively, on tourism, and the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on it. In the first half of last year, Mallorca’s hotels had 92% fewer guests than in the year before.
Last summer’s tourist season lasted all but one month. Since then many shops and businesses have had to shut down permanently.
There is a spirit of sorrow and uncertainty amongst people.
Yes, the pandemic is effecting people the world over, but Mallorca’s unique situation is this dependency on people coming to visit our island. No tourists, no jobs.
Right now there are over 320 families in Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa relying on the local food banks, and that number is rising.
– Karin v. P., DE