An article released by Ultima Hora just confirmed the fact that Mallorca had a great year tourism wise.
According to the bookings and estimations, this month had the highest volume of tourists for the past 15 years with resorts in Platja de Palma, Santa Ponça, Pollença, Alcúdia-Can Picafort, Platges de Muro, Capdepera, Colonia de Sant Jordi and Cala d’Or being sold out.
This is great news financially speaking, however to maintain and sustain this growth level the island officials need to take immediate action, considering that the vast majority of public services such as police and cleaners work at critical levels due to layoffs and budget limitations that were imposed 8 years back by the financial crisis.
The commercial and travel sectors (among many others) have recovered in full already, but the public services kept degrading due to the increased demand and low availability.
The transportation sector isn’t working at full throttle either because despite the large volume of passengers, the airport and public bus companies still work with limited staff that cause inconveniences both for passengers and locals.
For Mallorca to have many more great years like this one, the volume of employees in the public service sectors must grow proportionally with the volume of tourists and travel demands. Unfortunately, 2016 has proven that this aspect is something that the local government doesn’t fully understand as all government plans and actions made so far have overlooked this matter.