Mallorca appears to have lost some of its appeal to the British. | Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter
Has the UK fallen out of love with Mallorca and the Balearics in general? Could all the new rules and restrictions, not to mention prices, be putting people off? According to TripAdvisor’s top 10 most popular overseas summer holiday destinations for Britons this year, none of the Balearics Islands have made the grade – in fact it’s Benidorm that’s number one followed by the Turkish city of Antalya and Paris in third.
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MaltIsn't "common" a big attraction for Brits? But yes, the restrictions on stupified drunkenness, balcony jumping, public sex and all that must be a real turn off for many Brits. And it's bloody difficult to find a 3* hotel anymore. Good job they only account for only a small fraction of tourism here. Enjoy Benidorm! You happy. We happy. Everybody happy.
Shaun1Think ongoing restrictions, prices and commonality of the place play big parts
I am in my 60s and have stopped going to the Balerics because they have become too expensive for what they offer, I live in Barcelona, and apart from the prices going up and up,I also got fed up with ongoing restrictions by the powers that be. Used to enjoy my relaxed all inclusive breaks, now being restricted, so prefer to go elsewhere for an overall relaxed experience at cheaper prices .
Piers de-VillneuveWell I love Mallorca... do not give a toss about the prices . I have come away for a holiday so money goes out the window .... Not seen one drunken yob Piers.... There are better places than Magaluf you know 😀
Shaun1That opinion has some influence according to mr O’Leary. But maybe the market has changed a bit. Long weekend City breaks are now popular among younger types. And the UAE market is booming from my regional. But I think Majorca will always be popular if it’s offering stays current and welcoming. 60 years of holiday History tells that story.
Richard PearsonTrip advisor are talking **** if they think people are going to the places I listed because Mallorca is too expensive. Have you been to any of those places? All of them are more expensive than Mallorca.
I think the British are opting to go elsewhere due to the strikes planned in the summer by French air traffic control.
@Zoltan Are you annoyed that this goes against your never ending narrative that Mallorca is the place to go IF you can afford it ? Trip Advisor are suggesting the opposite.
Piers de-VillneuveBye then!
Yeah Mallorca is too expensive now so all those tourists are going to these cheap places instead; Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dubai, New York City, Rome !!! And despite this total nonsense, Mallorca is set for another record breaking summer/year!