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Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter
Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Tourists flooding into Palma for the bank holiday break

From today until Wednesday next week the airport can anticipate some 170,000 passengers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 04/12/2015 00:00

Animal welfare

Owner who beat horse to death is released

The judge who sentenced him described the “appalling death” of Sorky das Pont as “an aberration in the twenty-first century”.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 04/12/2015 00:00

Environment

Government initiates Dragonera marine reserve process

This area by the island of Dragonera has considerable ecological and fishing value: a 2004 study established that there is high diversity of habitats and species.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 03/12/2015 00:00

Charity

Charity Christmas market in Palma

On Friday, 11 December, at The Boat House on Palma’s Paseo Maritimo (opposite the Auditorium), all will be able to visit the boutique Christmas market and have the chance to indulge in some Christmas shopping.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 03/12/2015 00:00

Employment

Balearic unemployment will fall over the next two years

The Balearics would have the fifth highest unemployment rate in the country next year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 03/12/2015 00:00

Palma

Palma retailers upset at lack of Christmas lights on streets

Bernat Coll, president of the Pimeco association that represents small to medium-sized retailers, has criticised the absence of lights in several key shopping areas of the city.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 03/12/2015 00:00

Transport

Construction demand adds to major increase in port freight traffic

Both the Acciona and Baleária shipping companies are reporting greatly increased business as a consequence of higher demand, in particular from the construction industry.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 02/12/2015 00:00

Economy

Bank of Spain stresses importance of consolidating economic recovery

“Domestically, the main risks are associated with the uncertainty of economic policies in the medium term.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 02/12/2015 00:00

Retail

Dad is the most difficult to buy for at Balearic Christmas time

The islands’ residents put dad at number one in the difficulty rankings, followed by partners (a quarter of them) and mums (only 14%).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 02/12/2015 00:00

Fairs and fiestas

Traders indignant at delay to Palma’s Christmas markets

Until this year, it had been usual for the market to be up and running in the last week of November, but the tender competition for putting the stalls in place had to be called off and a new one launched; hence the delay.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 02/12/2015 00:00

Employment

Unemployment in the Balearics rises but doesn't everywhere

The actual number of registered unemployed people in the Balearics, as of November, was 77,187.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 02/12/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Tourist board attacks the government’s tourist tax

“To the high tax burden to which the tourism sector is being subjected, on account of local, island and government taxes, we have to add the imminent introduction of a new tourist tax.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 02/12/2015 00:00

Real Mallorca

Real Mallorca sack Ferrer

The team will be in the temporary charge of Pepe Gálvez, a former Mallorca player and part of Ferrer's coaching team.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 01/12/2015 00:00

Crime

Five arrests in bogus holiday rentals’ scam, forty complaints

The National Police have acted following more than forty complaints in the Balearics, Alicante, Valencia, Las Palmas, among others.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 01/12/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Cruise ship tourist tax exemption only benefits Majorca

The draft legislation for the tax applies an exemption to its payment by cruise ships which have their base in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 01/12/2015 00:00

Tourism

All-inclusive crackdown called for

This is the practice whereby certain hotels “covertly” offer all-inclusive when guests check in.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 01/12/2015 00:00

Royal Family

Gardens of Marivent Palace to open to the public

The King had recommended that the proposal be studied in order to ensure that there were no pitfalls and that the best arrangement possible be considered with the government.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 01/12/2015 00:00

Magalluf

Concerns still exist for Magalluf monitoring committee

There are matters which continue to be of concern, such as the prostitution (and therefore mugging), the activities of PRs, the illegal sale of excursions, the lack of illumination in some streets and security cameras that don’t work.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 01/12/2015 00:00

Tourism

Property owners face sanctions over illegal holiday lets

Since the change in government the number of "denuncias" has shot up.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 30/11/2015 00:00

Fairs and fiestas

Lluc Christmas Fair starts on Saturday

Ths is one of the most popular of Majorca’s Christmas fairs and markets.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 30/11/2015 00:00