Good Morning from Majorca
Sunny but very, very windy in Majorca on Wednesday. Today we had more wind than usual with gusts of 54 (km/h) in Bunyola. Highest temperature was registered in Pollensa with 26.9ºC.
Two Minorca resort hotels opening mid-June
Artiem plan to open two of their hotels on 12 June.
Objections to 14 day quarantine for foreigners
Hotels and Tour Operators object to the Government's 14-day quarantine measures.
A novel way to keep kids apart at school
French schools adopt new social distancing measures in the playground.
Businesses seek security of PIMEM & CAEB
Membership of PIMEM and CAEB is on the increase amid the economic crisis caused by Covid-19.
New protocols for big stores & Shopping Centres
New proposals to safeguard, owners, workers and shoppers when big stores and Shopping Centres open on May 25.
Dolphin stranded on the beach
Young dolphin dies after becoming stranded on the beach in Majorca.
University develops QR code for passenger health information
The QR code system could avoid the need for passenger testing or quarantine.
ORA parking restrictions in force from Wednesday
ORA parking restrictions enforced in Palma from 0900 on Wednesday.
Another blow for small businesses
Shops are not allowed to have sales or offer in-store discounts.
Coronavirus figures creep back up
Coronavirus figures see-saw once again in the Balearic Islands.
Break for the border!
BREAKING NEWS Germany to start easing border controls from this Saturday.
BREAKING NEWS British Transport Minister says people should think twice about booking a summer holiday.
The final frontier
Spain's borders won't be open until July and even then only to Schengen countries.
Brussels plan to save the tourist season
Health "corridors" for countries with similar stages of virus control; the lifting of restrictions; social distancing; wearing of masks.
Spain reaches a grim milestone
BREAKING NEWS Spain reaches a grim milestone as more than 27,000 are confirmed nationwide.
Balearic government to spend 3,500 million euros on the economy
The government has a plan for the next eighteen months; 30,000 jobs will be created.
European Union Travel and Holiday Guidelines
The European Commission has released guidelines for air, rail, sea and road travel in Europe.
A travellers tale
“Will those passengers who are not Spanish citizens kindly come to the departure desk please.”
Did You Know
Words and more...
In the late 19th century, Trilby wore a soft felt hat with a narrow brim and an indented crown that became known as the trilby.
Back to the future
Remember when the tourist season was nearly all year round, well let’s do it again.
Housing and change of use
It is as yet unclear how this will work in practice, but in principle it is an excellent idea.
Notes from the classroom
Successful relationships - with teenagers
The mental health and stability of our young has never been more important; communication is the best base to try and understand each other.
Food For Thought
Who said cooking eggs is easy peasy?
Of someone who isn’t a very good cook, we often say: “He can’t even fry an egg.” But it’s not at all easy to fry an egg properly and just as problematic to boil or scramble one.
The pain of uncertainty
There is one thing that can be stated with certainty regarding air travel to Spain for tourism or indeed any other commercial purpose - there is no date.