News of the day 6 May 2017
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Fornalutx, one of the municipalities benefiting from holiday rentals.

Holiday rentals

Holiday rentals generate 280 million euros in the Tramuntana

The revenue from cycling tourism is "very significant" on account of this type of tourism providing "quality".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The flat-rate tariff will apparently increase the number of passengers significantly.


Inter-island flight tariff would increase passengers by a third

The increase would correspond to 140,000 more passengers between Majorca and Ibiza and 60,000 between Majorca and Minorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Simon Calder in Palma last week.


Brexit could mean more red tape for tourists

Travel writer Simon Calder: "Britons may find themselves having to fill in a host of questions when booking a simple flight."

Humphrey Carter

Pollensa town hall, under investigation by the anti-corruption prosecution service.


Prosecutor now has documents for alleged planning fraud in Pollensa

It is suspected that there was a systematic fraud on which a value of 169 million euros has been placed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The conference of the presidents took place in Mahon.


Tourism promotion powers being transferred to island councils

When Maria Salom was the president of the Council of Majorca, she was concerned both by cost and by duplication of tourism promotion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Girl who fell from fifth-floor flat has died

Son Espases Hospital explained that the girl had suffered brain death.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Balearic government wants to make these cups a thing of the past.


Plastic cups and plates to be banned from 2020

The sale and distribution of disposable plastic cups, plates and crockery are to be prohibited under regional legislation for the control of waste.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

So, which members of the Balearic government might favour an increase in the tourist tax?

Tourist tax

Government eyeing up possible tourist tax increase in 2018

The regional government does not intend to increase the number of taxes but is looking at the rates of existing taxes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Two months' deposit for rentals of less than one month

Housing minister Marc Pons says that the measure would mean that "false holiday rentals" would not elude the law.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The police will be looking in the opposite direction once the "bikini law" comes in.


Detectives, Airbnb and fires: the week in Majorca

Private detectives were heading for Majorca, the university defended Airbnb, Palma was back on the bikini trail, Magalluf was being favoured, and fires greeted the start of the fire-prevention campaign.

Andrew Ede

Christian Malanga is planning on regime change in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Planning regime change in the Democratic Republic of Congo

"My country and its people are being raped by an evil regime. I want to bring change."

Jason Moore

News / Comment


Tourism saturation

Majorca must remember that without tourism it would never survive.

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Brexit and benefits: "In reality, Brits here don’t get much of a look in when it comes to benefits."

Sport / Real Mallorca
Edition of 6 May 2017