Etiqueta 'Balearics'


November tourist spending in the Balearics rose by 8%

Total spending in November increased in line with there having been more tourist arrivals.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/01/2017 00:00


Increase in the number of road deaths in the Balearics in 2016

The percentage increase in fatalities in the Balearics was much greater than the rise nationally.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/01/2017 00:00

Tourist tax

More than 230 tourist tax spending proposals to consider

There are 236 proposals with a combined value of 218.4 million euros. There are 30 million euros of revenue to be allocated.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/01/2017 00:00

Tourist tax

Tourist tax fraud a target for the government

Payment of the tourist tax will be a major target for a department to combat tax fraud.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/01/2017 00:00


Residents' discount change delayed until end-March

The change applies to group travel. Rather than the automatic 50% discount, a limit will be set on the amount of subsidy for ticket prices.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/12/2016 00:00


UK investors choose the Balearics to avoid Brexit effect

Figures from the office of the national secretary of state for commerce show that British investment was 229 million euros to the end of September.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/12/2016 00:00


National government considering regulations for holiday rentals

At the same time as Madrid appears minded to adopt a more active role in regulation, Balearic tourism minister Biel Barceló is calling on the national government to amend the tenancy act.

Andrew Ede18/12/2016 00:00

Extra police on the beat during the summer.


Calls for more summer police on the beat

Presence of foreign police officers in the Balearics will continue during the summer season.

Humphrey Carter15/12/2016 00:00

Rain in Palma.


Get braced for torrential rain

Sharp change in the weather forecast for this weekend across the Balearics.

Humphrey Carter15/12/2016 00:00


Over 70,000 people in Majorca have been vaccinated against flu

The Balearic health service has a total of 150,500 doses of flu vaccine at its disposal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter07/12/2016 00:00


Fishermen seeking compensation because of losses caused by dolphins

There have been more than 50 incidents involving dolphins this year; these have led to losses of some 20,000 euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter06/12/2016 00:00


Armengol calls for new federal constitution

A constitution for the "new generations" is required, one with federal criteria that will redirect the "Catalonia question".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter06/12/2016 00:00


Tourists spent over 10% more up to October

Where the UK is concerned, the results confirm other reports that the referendum aftermath has had little impact on tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/12/2016 00:00


Business backs government in fight over residents' discount

"These measures are harmful for all businesses, especially small ones, and for competitiveness."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/12/2016 00:00


Fines revenue for illegal tourist offer to increase by seven million

The tourism ministry says that the inspections will focus on hotels that are offering places that they shouldn't be, on the offer of all-inclusive without authorisation, and on illegal holiday rentals.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/12/2016 00:00


Balearics and Canaries opposed to further Aena privatisation

Both the Balearics and the Canaries have long called for there to be at least co-management of airports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/12/2016 00:00


Malén Ortiz, the Calvia girl missing for three years

"There is no true number of people who have disappeared. There is no single database. Institutionally, there are many deficiencies."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/12/2016 00:00


Government dismissing a "Brexit effect" on growth in 2017

The regional government expects growth to be 3.7% next year. Other forecasts, citing Brexit, are not so optimistic.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/11/2016 00:00