News of the day 11 June 2020
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Palma, Majorca


Good Morning from Majorca

Mostly sunny in Majorca on Thursday, with extremely strong winds in some places.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bookings for Majorca soar.


An avalanche of bookings for Tourist Pilot Scheme

German bookings sky high for Majorca's Tourist Pilot Scheme in the second half of June.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

2nd Staff member contracts Covid-19


Coronary Unit Staff contract Covid-19

2nd Coronary Unit Staff member contracts Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists will be charged EcoTax in June.


Pilot Scheme Tourists will be charged EcoTax

German Tourists taking part in the Tourist Pilot Plan in Majorca will be charged EcoTax.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sant Joan Revetla, Palma.


Beaches may be closed during Sant Joan celebrations

Palma's beaches may be closed during Sant Joan celebrations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Oil producers in Mallorca left with 50% surplus.


Oil Producers are struggling

Oil producers in Majorca devastated by the paralysis in the Hospitality Sector.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Made in Mallorca Exhibition Now Open.


Made In Mallorca Exhibition reopens

Made in Mallorca Exhibition reopens in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There have been previous protests because of the shortage of examiners.


Driving schools to protest over delays to tests

The state of alarm meant that tests were suspended, while there is also a shortage of examiners.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New rules for schools from September.


Health measures agreed for the next school year

The regions have agreed measures with the national education ministry.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Beaches closed during Sant Joan Revetla.


Sant Joan Revetla Decision Made!

Palma City Council announces Sant Joan Revetla decision.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Terraces have been able to expand into parking areas.

Bars and restaurants

Palma increased terrace spaces to be maintained

The town hall envisages the increased spaces applying for as long as there are social distancing measures.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists in the Canary Islands


Canary Islands aim to allow German tourists but with coronavirus tests unlike Balearics

The source said it had not yet been decided if testing would be done before people travel or on arrival.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

More Cinemas will reopen from June 24.


More Cinemas will be reopening on June 24

New films starring Hilary Swank, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Costner will be premiering in June.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Today the highest temperature was registered in the north of the island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Turistas at the airport


Ryanair rejects new UK guidance for passengers to check in all luggage

Ryanair said the government should focus their efforts on scrapping the quarantine on people arriving in Britain.


News / Comment



“The Balearic government may have opened themselves up to criticism...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle

Out & About

The Thief of Time

My ultimate star in lockdown has got to be the most ‘to die for’ gingernuts, which I now make, following a recipe I’ve had for 25 years and never got round to baking before.

Peter Clover

Gondoliers row gondolas full with tourists on a busy canal in Venice


Will coronavirus change tourism in Europe's hotspot cities?

Residents are delighted to have a break from the hordes of visitors that now blight their home cities.

Thomas Reuters Foundation

Darryl Lopez at a BNI networking meeting

Majorca Mallorca

Lockdown Business Focus

“My best advice for everyone who has a business is to find different ways to network and generate close and trusted relationships, help other business people and they will help you.”

Vicki McLeod

The Spanish government has decided that until there is a vaccine or an effective treatment, we will all have to live our lives at a distance of 4.92126 feet from each other.

The Blog

Four point nine two feet

The new normal is soon to be with us.

Andrew Ede

Food & Wine

Dublin day in the life of Joyce and Ulysses

June 16 is Bloomsday, when Dublin denizens and visitors from all over the world congregate to retrace the steps taken by two characters in Ulysses.

Andrew Valente

Children playing during lockdown

Practical Parenting

Are we raising ‘free range’ children?

The webinar was highlighting how CoVid 19 lockdown experiences may have actually opened up a space for our children to play, really play.

Julie Waller and Barbora Sollerova

Edition of 11 June 2020