News of the day 6 May 2022
News / Latest headlines
Tourists on Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Balearics foreign tourists in March 60,000 fewer than in 2019

First-quarter foreign tourism in the Balearics was 22% lower than in 2019.

Richard Branson has lunch at Can Paco

Latest headlines

Branson visits new hotel in Banyalbufar

Sir Richard enjoyed lunch at his favourite restaurant on the island.

Humphrey Carter

Boris Becker was slapped with two years and six months in prison

Latest headlines

The week in review: Boris Becker found guilty

The stories that made the headlines this week on Mallorca.

Sarah Forge

International investment group has bought old Alcudia power plant.

Latest headlines

Alcudia old power station sold to international investment fund

Major regeneration plan for Alcudia.

Malorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma Cathedral terrace tours are a must.

Latest headlines

The terraces of Palma Cathedral are now open

Climb the 215 steps to the top of the Cathedral

Suspect was caught on CCTV.

Latest headlines

Man trashes popular Palma bar

Two female employees were assaulted

Humphrey Carter

Mallorca resorts braced for a busy summer.

Latest headlines

A bumper summer forecast in Playa de Palma

Surge in last-minute bookings

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The mayor of Palma, José Hila

Latest headlines

200 new employees to keep Palma's tourist areas clean

The new employees have been taken on for the six months of the tourism season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Political disagreement over cruise ship limits in Palma, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Palma cruise ships agreement is "insufficient"

One of the parties governing Palma town hall says that nothing has been learned.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

An illegal caravan site in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Illegal caravan site closed down

There was space for some 140 caravans and motorhomes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
The Brexit scenario

Brexit

Paperwork

"The green residence certificate is still valid in Spain," says British ambassador.

Jason Moore

Cruise ships in Palma

Comment

Day not enough for Palma

The Balearic government’s attempt to limit and control mega cruise ships in Palma is not going to happen, but they could take another approach.

Humphrey Carter

Holidaymakers on Mallorca

Comment

The predictability of Mallorca’s tourism affairs

If holidaymakers are not being advised of how this decree affects certain all-inclusives, then this is a failure of the hotels themselves or tour operators.

Andrew Ede

Walking In Palma

Comment

Slow down, you move too fast

I feel I’ve been vindicated.

Anna Nicholas

News / Celebs
Sophie Draper could be coming to Mallorca in search of love.

Celebs

Mallorca set to share the love!

Love Island Australia also going to be filmed on Mallorca.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
At home with Amber and Rob Kirby

Lifestyle

"I want people to feel as if they are coming into my home"

Meet Amber and Rob who own Market Kitchen in Santa Catalina.

Vicki McLeod

Holiday / Hotels
Calls for tougher controls on entrance to beach clubs.

Hotels

Empty hotels and hostels could be used as social housing

Hotels can only expand if they reduce the number of beds.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Airport
Palma airport expecting a record summer.

Airport

Palma Airport set to break 2019 passenger numbers' record

Mallorca tipped to be top destination this summer.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
A busy summer in store for Palma airport.

Travelling

A bumper summer in store for Mallorca

Concerns about long delays at passport control.

Humphrey Carter

Weather / Temperatures
Weather during the month of April 2022

Temperatures

The lowest temperature in April was minus 2.6ºC

However, the third hottest day since 1961 was registered in Mallorca.

Island life / Schools
News from Queen's College

Schools

Summer breeze: The children at Queen's College take learing outdoors

Forest Fridays are favourite days for the younger children; exercise and woodland activities allow the children to observe changes to their immediate locality, to search for interesting objects, to socialise in outdoor, natural settings, to watch, note, run and play.

Queen's College

Island life / Paperwork
A conversation with Hugh Elliott, the British Ambassador to Spain

Paperwork

British ambassador: We want tourists to stay safe

The British ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott paid a short but very productive visit to the Balearics this week.

Jason Moore

Island life / Living
Mallorca Garden Design

Living

Mallorca Garden Design exhibits at Chelsea Flower Show 2022 in London

This week in Nordic Spotlight: A landscaping company in Mallorca has been selected to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show in London this month. Meet their owners.

Jessika Ekman

The Firo takes place on Monday 9 May

Living

The Island within an Island

The Soller Valley has to be discovered for the vibe to get you.

Shirley Roberts

Sport / Real Mallorca
Sport / Other Sports
Rafael Nadal loses to Carlos Alcaraz at the Madrid Open.

Tennis

Nadal loses in Madrid Open to Spain's rising star

This was only the second defeat of the year for Rafa Nadal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Food and drink / Food and drink
Sa Sini restaurant review

Food and drink

Great local cooking, superb French tarts

This week our Bulletin restaurant critic visits a Celler in Santa Maria del Cami.

Andrew Valente

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