Mallorca showed the way …
Now more destinations around the Mediterranean want to open up to vacationers again!
Sister Mallorca and Ibiza, Formentera, will soon be welcoming their first guests. The Easter holiday in Mallorca showed that mass excursions have no impact on the epidemic. “Accidents in Mallorca are still low, and hygiene concepts are working,” says Marek Andreszak, CEO of TUI Germany. Travelers behaved perfectly.
According to Tuy, this is also shown by studies by the Robert Koch Institute. “With vaccination announced to everyone from June, priority vaccination of tourism employees at holiday resorts and digital detection of the green aura, the foundation for a good holiday season has been laid,” Andresak said.
The first trips to Ibiza and Formentera should start on May 1. Grupotel Santa Eulalia in Ibiza and Riu La Mola in Formentera are open to vacationers at the same time. Both hotels should offer test options for the return flight directly on site.
Starting in summer, Tui plans to offer more than 200 hotels on both islands, including the “Tui Magic Life Club Cala Pada” in Ibiza, effective May 22.
3,000 accommodations have just welcomed tourists again
► The Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Corfu and West Peloponnese also want to welcome vacationers again. The first flights to Greece will leave for Crete and Western Peloponnese on May 14. The first flight of the season with the number X34106 took off from Hanover to Heraklion. Five more flights depart on the same day from Munich, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt to Crete. On May 15th, Tui will fly to Kos, Rhodes and Corfu.
► In summer, Tui wants to offer more than 3000 accommodations on 21 islands. The tour operator says destinations in Greece are “increasing in demand again,” citing “high hygiene standards” and “consistent hygiene concepts” that have already proven themselves this past summer season as well as during the autumn break.
► TUI’s maiden flight is scheduled to take off to Faro (Portugal) on May 5th. The “Quinta da Ria” club also offers vacationers the opportunity to test directly at the facility.
Marek Andressac of Toei assumes the “catch-up effect is very evident”. The need to travel increases as more destinations open and the vaccination campaign progresses. “When things really go, the nicest hotels on the most popular beaches will be booked quickly,” says Andryszak.
Scheuer: “A little more freedom in the summer”
“Launching vaccines first, urgently digitizing, then relief for those who have been vaccinated and who have recovered,” said Transportation Minister Andreas Scheuer, 46, on vacation trips to BILD.
Scheuer: “In this way, travel can be possible again and more freedom can be regained in the summer.”