News of the day 9 June 2020
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Playa de Palma, Majorca

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Partly sunny, partly cloudy in Majorca on Tuesday, but it should stay dry. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cargo ship sinking in Palma harbour.

News

Cargo ship sinking

Cargo ship carrying 5 super yachts is sinking in Palma harbour.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Air travel

Minorca at a flight price disadvantage

The price of mainland flights to Minorca is double the price to Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

At least 30% of restaurants in Majorca won't open this summer.

Tourism

30% of restaurants won't reopen this summer

At least 30% of the restaurants in Majorca won't reopen this summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

End of State of Emergency regulations to be validate on Tuesday.

News

Validation of 'New Normal' Regulations

The Royal Decree Law to regulate the end of the State of Emergency and the beginning of the ‘new normal' will be validated on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Water quality in Mallorca good enough to swim in.

Environment

Come on in the water's lovely!

Water quality at all of Majorca's beaches has been rated good enough to swim in.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

No UK-Spain travel corridor.

News

Spain says NO to the UK

Spain says No to air travel corridors with Britain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New sperm whale study in Balearic waters.

Animal Welfare

Boats endangering sperm whales

New study of sperm whales hit by boats in Balearic waters.

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Cala Màrmols is first image of Turespaña advert.

Tourism

Turespaña releases Tourism Advert

Turespaña highlights the beauty of Majorca in advert for tourism in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Jet2 delays flights and holidays until July 15.

Tourism

Jet2 delays flights and holidays

Jet2 has delayed all flights and holidays until July 15.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News

Future of UK quarantine unclear as Spain says not discussing air bridges

Update on breaking news story. A foreign ministry source in Spain said there have been no discussions with Britain on a travel corridor, and Madrid hoped for a European Union-wide travel deal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday Home

German holiday home owners given the green light

They will start arriving from Monday.

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Increase number of pet owners want to return adopted dogs.

Animal Welfare

Adopted dogs being returned to Animal Shelters

Significant increase in calls from owners who want to return animals they adopted during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Tourism

Almost 11,000 German tourists for Balearics tourism pilot scheme

Five-night stays in the Balearics for the "test tourists".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists in Palmanova.

Tourism

Brussels to have final say on British tourism to the Balearics: Tourism minister

"British tourism is vital, especially for Minorca and Ibiza," he said.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Formentor traffic restrictions resume on June 22.

Tourism

Formentor traffic restrictions

Formentor traffic restrictions will resume on June 22 and last until September 15.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Social distancing to be reduced.

Health

Social distancing will be reduced to 1.5 metres

Social distancing will be reduced from 2 metres to 1.5 metres when the State of Emergency ends.

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Blue flags in the Balearics

Beaches

Thirty-eight Blue Flag beaches in the Balearics this summer

Spain's coast has always been "a strength and a sign of the identity" of Spain as a tourism destination in the same way as the climate and the hospitality.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma is expensive

Holidays

Palma among Spain's most expensive cities for holidays

Rastreator's study indicates that the Spanish spend on average 1,062 euros a year on holiday travel.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Penalising nightlife?

While Phase 3 doesn’t have implications for tourism, might this different treatment signal the approach post-state of alarm?

Andrew Ede

Viewpoint

The long wait

“The Germans are starting to arrive on Monday the British will have to wait...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

You can’t change history

Taking down statues in the UK will not erase what has happened in the past.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Back to the drawing board

Majorca Mallorca

Start all over again

Wandering around areas of Palma that used to be bustling with vibrant businesses it is quite apparent that some of our well known and much-loved restaurants and bars will not be opening again.

Vicki McLeod

Miquel Bota Totxo

Enjoying Majorca

The peace of Pollensa: Miquel Bota Totxo

On Sunday was the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth. He was born in Pollensa and he died in Pollensa in 2005.

Andrew Ede

The Blog

When there's nothing to report: Magalluf

What's going on here? Might it have something to do with the fact that there's no scope at present for the normal Magalluf reports?

Andrew Ede

The Repic beach.

Spotlight on Soller

June Glooms

The June gloom arrived in Soller last Friday night in the guise of the police looking for the loudest party in the world.

Shirley Roberts

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