News of the day 19 June 2020
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Palma, Majorca


Good Morning from Majorca

Majorca forecast to be wet and windy on Friday. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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52 hotels opening in Playa de Palma in July.


52 Hotels are opening in July

There are 38 three star hotels, 58 four star hotels and 6 five star hotels in Playa de Palma.

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New terrace restrictions on the Paseo Marítimo.


Bad news for bars and restaurants

New restrictions issued for businesses with terraces on the Paseo Marítimo.

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The ferry to France will be up and running next month.


Back on the ocean wave

Take the ferry from Alcudia to France from July 2.

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Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister.


UK Air Bridges Update

Breaking news: It could be announced in the next few hours.

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Car engulfed in flames outside s'Arracó cemetery.


Car engulfed in flames

Santa Ponsa firefighters tackle care blaze in Andratx.

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Rafa talking to students at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor.


Rafa Nadal visits students at his Academy

Rafa Nadal makes surprise visit to Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor.

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Passengers at an airport


Spain expects decision on travel corridor with Britain soon - source

Borders could open without a quarantine.




Summer Weather Forecast

Spring 2020 was the warmest since records began.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


La Liga - Spanish football - Real Mallorca

Real Mallorca throw it all away

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Humphrey Carter

The ship that was used to lay the cable.


Minorca-Majorca electricity connection is restored

It was October 2017 when the previous cable was put out of operation by a ship's anchor.

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Playa de Palma will be hosting the Sunday conference.


Sunday conference in Majorca of German tourism leaders

With the opening of the borders, German tourism industry representatives will be heading for Majorca.

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The tax rate is up to three per cent of turnover.


Nautical repair companies concerned by new tax

A "significant increase" is forecast in the tax, and there are fears that it will affect competitiveness.

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Government spokesperson Pilar Costa and vice-president Juan Pedro Yllanes at Friday's press conference.

New normal

No capacity restrictions for terraces under the new normal

The Balearic government is starting to set out how things will be under the "new normal".

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People from a passenger ship arriving in Malaga.


Controls for travellers arriving in Spain

The controls for arrivals at ports and airports are as the health ministry had previously suggested.

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The King and Queen have had regular videoconferences during the state of alarm.

Royal family

King and Queen in the Balearics next Thursday

King Felipe and Queen Letizia will be visiting all of Spain's regions.

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Weather in the Balearic Islands


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The temperatures are rising and its starting to feel very hot.

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Covid-19 test


Spain revises COVID-19 deaths upwards to above 28,000

The disease is under control in Spain's nine remaining active clusters as it prepares to reopen to tourism.


News / Comment

Frank Talking

We are all supposed to want the truth - but what is the truth?

Today, we have those all pervasive social-media warriors commenting on anything and everything.

Frank Leavers


Hard time on the high streets

“These are difficult times for shop owners across the city.”

Jason Moore


Cruising for a bruising

Airlines may be about to take off from the UK to Spain but not the cruise industry.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Scanner Envy 1400

Nauti Lady

Prime RIBs

Here are seven good reasons why you might want to consider one.

Sarah Forge

Businesses in Mallorca

Majorca Mallorca

Business Focus: 2020 Reboot

To get the most from your collaboration opportunities, you need to choose the right partner.

Vicki McLeod


The Blog

Beyond the myth: Magalluf

"A case study in which sensationalist reporting and value judgements mould the reality into a mythicised vision."

Andrew Ede

Tintorera with hook and line.

Marilles Foundation

The only thing to fear about sharks is their extinction

Sharks are very vulnerable species which have suffered a very severe decline over the past decades.

Aniol Esteban

Tourists in Majorca.

The Week in Tourism

Tourism rescue: the future can wait

The repeated demands for there to be a minister with sole dedication to tourism sitting around the cabinet table have always fallen on deaf ears.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 19 June 2020