Majorca hotels to stay closed until June as coronavirus causes mass cancellations – The Sun

MAJORCA holidays are at risk as a number of hotels are expected to stay closed until June due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

There are currently 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the island.

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The Hotel Chain Association (ACH) told local media "there are more cancellations than reservations" and added that was expected for the next five to six weeks.

Any hotels with less than 30 per cent occupation will remain closed and guests who have booked at the low-occupancy hotels will be moved to other places which are remaining open.

A local company said "all five" of their luxury villas had been cancelled by scared families, according to the Olive Press.

President of ACH Gabriel Llobera added: "The low sales levels are unlikely to change in the next two weeks, so the Balearic Islands and other holiday will be affected at Easter."

Holiday to Majorca are popular with British holidaymakers especially during the Easter half-term and the summer holidays.

Tourism on the island is struggling in other ways too – large cycling holiday groups have cancelled their trips in March and April, with an average of 20,000 across the two months often expected.

There is some good news, however, as cruise ships once destined for Italy could now dock at the city of Palma, which is likely to bring tourism to the island.

However, the island has struggled in recent months following the damage caused by Storm Gloria which has caused a lack of sand at many of the beaches on the east of the island.

Coronavirus is expected to peak in the UK over Easter with "tens of thousands of infections".

We've explained everything you need to know about cancelling your holiday due to coronavirus.

Disneyland Paris confirmed a third case of coronavirus but remains open.

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