Andrew Ede
Andrew Ede

Background in business publishing. Started an online blog about Mallorca in 2005, which went daily in 2007, covering culture, environment, history, politics, tourism and more. Became a regular contributor to the Bulletin in 2010 before joining the staff a few years later.

Election 20D

Spain votes

It is the most uncertain general election in Spain's post-Franco democratic era.

Andrew Ede 20/12/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

80% of Bulletin readers say no to the tourist tax

What was noticeable about the poll was that initially the rejection of the tax was over 90% but gradually the number in favour increased.

Andrew Ede 13/12/2015 00:00


Alcudia to undergo a major facelift

A four-year project, in four phases, that will transform the whole of Bellevue into four-star accommodation.

Andrew Ede 16/11/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Alcudia business owners seek action on all-inclusive

A commission of half-a-dozen business owners in the Bellevue-Magic main tourism centre of Alcudia is to meet with the town's mayor.

Andrew Ede 25/10/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Possibilities for the tourist tax in Alcudia and Pollensa

Everyone seems to want a piece of the tourist tax pie, and it's not even been implemented yet.

Andrew Ede 24/10/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Walk for Freedom against human trafficking

The Walk for Freedom in Puerto Pollensa will start at 5.30pm on Saturday, 17 October.

Andrew Ede 10/10/2015 00:00


Some clarity on the tourist tax, but not enough

Barceló wants everyone to work together. He’s got a hell of a job convincing them.

Andrew Ede 26/09/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Songs of Praise in Puerto Pollensa

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Puerto Pollensa will be holding its annual Summer Songs of Praise tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, 20 September) at 6pm.

Andrew Ede 19/09/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

End-of-season sale at Victoria's

The charity shop in Puerto Alcudia that provides funds for Pro-Animales Mallorca (Victoria’s Animal Refuge) is having an end-of-season sale to clear summer clothing.

Andrew Ede 19/09/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

King James' "group" the images of Alcudia's fair

Members of the town hall gathered in front of "La Sala" for the presentation of the poster for this year's fair.

Andrew Ede 14/09/2015 00:00


Choosing battles wisely

Of course, Podemos isn’t actually in government. Not formally. But it exerts enormous power.

Andrew Ede 09/09/2015 00:00

Animal welfare

Santa Margalida still battling for the ducks' return

The annual duck release and swim in Can Picafort, postponed from 15 August due to rough sea, went ahead at midday today.

Andrew Ede 23/08/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Government wants to charge tourist tax at airports and ports

The government explains that the option of charging at points of entry would create a more equitable system.

Andrew Ede 18/08/2015 00:00


56,000 euros to play at Rafa Nadal tennis academy

The Rafa Nadal Academy will open for the 2016-2017 school year.

Andrew Ede 18/08/2015 00:00


The week in tourism

Might this August mark a watershed in Majorcan and Balearic tourism?

Andrew Ede 15/08/2015 00:00

Balearic employment

Significant decline in Balearic unemployment

Current unemployed register is relatively even between men and women.

Andrew Ede 04/08/2015 00:00

Winter flights

Government plans greater competition for Majorca's winter flights

Aim to turn around situation as exists at present, namely that from late October to late March, when airlines’ winter schedules are in operation.

Andrew Ede 03/08/2015 00:00

Latest headlines

Good Morning, Friends

This was the headline of the first ever issue of the Majorca Daily Bulletin on 31 December 1962. After all these years, we've hauled that headline out to announce today's launch of the new, improved Bulletin website. Through August we'll be testing the system and adding to it. In the jargon, this is a "beta" version. By September, we'll be alpha, so to speak, and all systems go. Meantime, we would like to invite you to mark the auspicious occasion of the new Bulletin era by sharing with us your selfie with the new website on your computer screen. Please send it to us at Thank you and, once again, good morning, friends.

Andrew Ede 30/07/2015 00:00