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Old 07-01-2022, 00:25
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Very good question. Hopefully it will keep creeping upwards but don't put your mortgage on it. More importantly who is willing to set foot on Mallorca and spend their euros under the present CV conditions? I'm sure we all (PP lovers) are waiting for the day it feels safe to board a flight out to the Balearics to enjoy the pleasures of PP and it's surroundings, how we miss it! There are those who have defied the odds, testing regimes, etc., etc., possibly many of them being property owners, I can understand their frustrations. Best of wishes to the locals in PP, I hope their businesses can hang on until we can all feel good to go once again.
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Not many people are waiting? I know it wasn't rammed last summer but many folks went over and for most of us property owners it's complete bonus. The flights are ridiculously cheap so paying 30 for a day 2 test on return is irrelevant. Even popping down to the sea front for a pre dep test at Dr Mallorca wasn't a chore because it was just an excuse to go hang out at Vitho for lunch.

If you took a broader view of the travel market then yes, you'd say hotels are quiet and and all the nightclubs are closed but for us forum oldies who just want to chill out by the pool, sit outside their favourite bar or lie on the beach with a book then the covid is not really a big problem.

I admit there have been frustrations at being bounced onto different flights but nothing that hasn't taken a few minutes to sort out.

Glad to see the exchange rate creeping up as it's almost time to top up the spanish bank account.
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Indeed Bobley....I'm getting out there more than ever! The latest strengthening of the pound is mostly based on our management of Omicron and the view that our base rate is likely to increase significantly this year.

Two things that can change and send the pound back down again.
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Pescador makes a very good point about property ownership. Having a place in PP (and a car at the airport) makes it really easy for us to flip flights and be totally flexible…….being retired helps too! Booking hotels, villas, car hire, airport transfers etc for a family in a pandemic must be an absolute nightmare. That said, with regard to the virus, I don’t feel we’ve “defied the odds” because on every one of the five occasions we visited last year, the rates in Mallorca were a fraction of those in the U.K., and we were fully vaccinated. Other than June, which was desperately quiet, PP was pretty busy every time we were there, particularly in October. We are very, very fortunate I know. Let’s hope the current Omicron rates, now as high in Mallorca as the U.K. drop in time for everyone to enjoy our favourite destination this year.

Getting back to the point of this thread, I doubt the pound will rise much above 1.20……there’s bound to be bad news….energy bills/petrol costs/inflation/NIC/sleaze, scandal/war etc. Take your pick. Don’t you just love an optimist! ��
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