Political party, Madeira Liberal Initiative believes that “the worst-case tourism scenarios are upon us” with regard to the number of flight cancellations to Madeira.
“This decline is more significant with the German market, but it is expected that the same will happen to other markets including the UK, due to the inflationary and energy crisis in which we live.”
They went on to say that although travel agents and hoteliers have raised their concerns it would appear that the Regional Government is not responding to their concerns in the way they would like.
They went on to say:
“Already through a brief and non-exhaustive search for information, it was not difficult to find out that Sundair will cease to operate to Madeira from Bremen and Düsseldorf, Corendon has already significantly reduced all of its air operations (Colonia, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Hanover, Munster), Eurowings has cancelled flights from Düsseldorf, for now, and cutbacks will increase.”
Despite the “excellent 2022” of the Madeira destination, the Liberal Initiative is able to identify a November “cool down” as other markets, specifically Egypt, Turkey, and Tunisia, are aggressively promoting themselves as ideal holiday destinations. And the trouble is that they are actually more competitive, with A 5-star all-inclusive holiday in Turkey is currently being sold for €528. While in Madeira, a similar hotel on a bed & breakfast basis costs around €622. People are getting more for a lot less money.
info at madeira-weekly.com