Today, Ibiza-based news outlet Diario de Ibiza has reported that the White Isle will open nightclubs this coming April.
José Luis Benítez, manager of the Ocio de Ibiza (Leisure of Ibiza) association, said: “The idea is that the opening will be at the end of April, two weeks ahead of what is normally done.”
The season is scheduled to run all the way until October, and hopefully November if things go “extremely well.”
This will be the first full season in Ibiza since 2019. The 2020 season was completely nixed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and last year there was an infinitesimal window in which clubs could operate around October. For example, Amnesia hosted its opening and closing parties on the same weekend.
The Spanish government is hoping the extended season will ramp up tourism to Ibiza and Spain as a whole. Tourism is vital to the economy in the region, especially tourists coming from the UK. In February of 2021, El País reported an 82 percent drop in UK visitors to Spain in 2020.
Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has led many countries to close their borders to tourists, but recent developments demonstrate governments opting towards a less restrictive approach. For example, the UK government is expected to roll out a “living with COVID” plan this Spring.