Plenty of punters, no staff, a busy understaffed start to the season in Mallorca

Working summer season

A worker at a hotel getting ready for the summer season.


The vast majority of bars, restaurants and hotels have emerged from the pandemic with a bounce. Trade has been brisk and Easter was extremely busy, especially in Palma with the hotel federation reporting average occupancy levels of 85 per cent for hotels which were open around the island.

The trouble is finding enough staff. Some hotels have gone out on a limb and invested in properties which they can rent to staff at affordable rates, they could have just increased wages. But I guess for hoteliers