News of the day 31 August 2017
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Guardia Civil in another major anti-drugs initiative.


More than a dozen arrests in latest major anti-drugs operation

The operation was centred on Punta Ballena in Magalluf.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Biel Barceló and Catalina Cladera announcing the rise in tourist tax.

Tourist tax

Government confirms a doubling of the tourist tax

The doubling in the rate of the tax will apply to all types of accommodation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

During the fiesta speeches in 2015.

Holiday rentals

Calvia mayor criticises "pernicious effect" of holiday rentals

On tourismphobia: "We have to look for solutions and apply them, but we must never attack - in a global way - an industry that is such a large part of our lives." 

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Soller Tunnel, still not free.


Soller Tunnel company holding out for increased compensation

The tunnel should have become free today, but the high court has decided otherwise.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Airbnb and the tourism ministry: cordial talks.

Holiday rentals

Airbnb waiting for "legal interpretation" of rentals legislation

The manager of public relations for Airbnb Spain and Portugal met the tourism ministry yesterday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Left to right: Manuel Butler, Turespaña; Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook; Inma Benito, Majorca Hoteliers Federation; Joan Molas, Cehat; Hans Müller, Thomas Cook.

Tourist tax

Tourist tax hike: what they say

Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook: the family tourist segment will look for alternatives to the Balearics. Manuel Butler, Turespaña: an increase in the tax will be "a grave error". Biel Company of the PP: the tax stems from the "tourismphobia" of Podemos.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Changing tourism times

A tourist is a friend when you have an economy based around tourism.

Jason Moore

Edition of 31 August 2017