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 this year, Mallorca’s hotels had 92% fewer guests than in the year before.
This 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.
Right now there are over 320 families in Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa relying on the local food banks, and that number is rising.
Winter is just starting, and the beginning of this year’s summer season is being pushed further and further back. There is hope, but no certainty, and there are many hard months ahead.