Mallorca recorded this winter season (October 2012-April 2013) the largest number of hotel rooms closed in recent years, with an average of 66%, the study of closures and openings made by the Mallorca Hotel Business Federation (FEHM) with a sample of 183 688 places on the island. The report shows that in October, the number of places closed amounted to 66.6%, which means an increase of 3.4 points in closed spaces, in the previous year , while in the month of November are kept closed 85.1% of places, representing an increase of 2.7 points compared to the same month of 2011. Moreover, it will be revealed in the month December when there is the least number of open spaces, with a close of 85.8% of the seats, down from last year, when 84.1% were the places that were closed and therefore 1.7 points less than this year. The study shows that by 2013, the trend is unchanged places closing figures for the months of January, February and March, reaching 82.5, 68.7 and 51%, respectively, beginning thus opening the season from February "without reaching the levels of last year for the same months were 78.6, 66 and 50.6%, respectively, despite the advancement Easter to March.
Season start in April
The FEHM indicates that April is the month that really strengthens the opening of the 2013 season, with a number of open spaces that reached 134 684 and, therefore, 73.3% of the hotels. For zones , states that in the month of October, is the Playa de Palma which maintains more open beds with 15,510 seats, followed by 6229 Palmanova Magaluf with open squares, while, conversely, the area is less Cara Moreya open squares, with only 217 seats open in October. Meanwhile, in November, the area with more open spaces remains Playa de Palma, with 9503 seats, followed by Palmanova-Magaluf, in 2736. Yet in the month November, and closed areas will be one hundred percent, like Cala d'Or, Cala Moreya, Calas de Mallorca, Camp de Mar, Can Picafort and Colonia de Sant Jordi. Meanwhile, in the month of December remains the Palma Bay remains the only activity with beach front, with 8692 beds open, followed Palmanova-Magaluf, with 2736 seats.Aperture seats from February The study shows that the same trend is repeated for the months of January and February being in February when the opening of spaces for those specialized in sport (cycling and walking) begins to produce that effect. thus highlight areas with 3025 Wall beaches open plazas, Alcúdia, with open spaces and 4005 Playa de Palma area, with 16,652 seats and Palmanova-Magaluf, with 6143 seats. addition, in March the trend is repeated, again being the Playa de Palma, with 21,290 open seats, followed by Palmanova-Magaluf, with 10,044 open squares starting and other open spaces to emerge in as Alcúdia, with 4737 seats, Cala Millor, with 3821 seats or beaches Muro and Capdepera 8874, with 4145 seats. 's FEHM in April says it is opening when consolidating increasing the number of open spaces in areas of the Bay of Palma, but also in areas like Capdepera, with 7513 seats, Cala Millor, in 5903, Santa Ponsa, with 5005, Paguera, in 7302, Colonia de Sant Jordi, in 3385, and Soller, with 2025 seats. Meanwhile, Palma is the only area that holds an average of 7112 open spaces throughout the year, although it should be noted that this year, in December and January will close 900 people belonging to city landmark hotels. The figures demonstrate that the average opening of the hotels is 5.5 months reduced year after year, proving, according to manager FEHM, Inma de Benito, that "we are not attacking the structural problems of Mallorca as a destination, as it is very difficult to maintain a stable destination on competitive terms with this seasonality as acute. " Position Mallorca in winter response, Benito considers Mallorca it takes position as a destination for low and mid season, since "we have enough attractions to be present in the maps of sport tourism destinations, incentive tourism, cultural and gastronomic, but we have not been able to move them to the mind of consumers. " On the other hand, considers "key" make an effort to make attractive Balearic areas for companies and support companies that keep connected Mallorca offseason to be a destination accessible to potential demand. has also added that companies need incentives to a product's selling price lower to maintain doors open "unballasted income statements and, therefore, without jeopardizing its future viability." To Benito, bonuses to fixed covered discontinuous labor reform is "a first step, but not enough to really address seasonality. "