Etiqueta 'Majorca'
Flaws in the new tourist tax already being found.

Tourist tax

Tourist tax will not be paid by 70% of private tourist accommodation

“We cannot increase the number of inspectors, as this isn’t possible at the moment,” says tourism minister.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/01/2016 00:00

New restrictions on golf courses.

Law

Land laws to be frozen until 2018

The laws in question are those for tourism, land and farming and affect, among other things, hotel expansion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/01/2016 00:00

Warm weather putting a brake on shops’ business

Retail

Warm weather putting a brake on shops’ business

The best Christmas campaign for years has been followed by lesser business, with consumers not being tempted to buy winter clothing and footwear.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/01/2016 00:00

Vice-president and minister for tourism, Biel Barcelo announcing the approval of the tax draft today.

Tourist tax

Tourist tax to be introduced on 1 June

"The tax was a social demand on behalf of a majority of citizens who had voted for change."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter08/01/2016 00:00

Government advising on getting the most out of winter sales

Retail

Government advising on getting the most out of winter sales

Particular emphasis is being given to establishing a budget in order to avoid making impulse buys.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter07/01/2016 00:00

High winds batter Majorca

Weather

High winds batter Majorca

All four islands experienced winds of up to Force 7 (near gales) and waves of three metres.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter07/01/2016 00:00

Passengers at Palma's Son Sant Joan airport.

Transport

Air Berlin hub closure will mean 600,000 fewer passengers

The airports authority Aena calculates that the 600,000 passengers who had been passing through the Air Berlin hub represent 1.2% of total passenger numbers at Son Sant Joan.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter06/01/2016 00:00

Revival of inspections to enforce the smoking ban

Health

Revival of inspections to enforce the smoking ban

The regional director of public health, Maria Ramos, recognises that inspections need to be strengthened.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/01/2016 00:00

Building projects for new homes doubled last year

Construction

Building projects for new homes doubled last year

The combination of new building and renovation resulted in a 90% increase in investment for the first ten months of the year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/01/2016 00:00

All set for Kings' parades in Majorca

Fairs and Fiestas

All set for Kings' parades in Majorca

Listing of times for Kings' parades across Majorca tomorrow (5 January) evening.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/01/2016 00:00

Hugh Laurie on set in Palma this summer.

Entertainment

BBC thriller shot in Majorca will hit screens in the UK in April

Tom Hiddleston says: "Jonathan Pine is the most mysterious and complex kind of British hero.”

Humphrey Carter02/01/2016 00:00

Capdepera has the highest level of forest fire recurrence

Environment

Capdepera has the highest level of forest fire recurrence

Remote-sensing satellite images provide a good tool for mapping forest fires and enable the identification of areas at the greatest risk.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/01/2016 00:00

Equality and employment, key issues for Armengol

Politics

Equality and employment, key issues for Armengol

“We must work so that young people find work, so that older people can return to work."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/01/2016 00:00

First baby of the year arrived at ten past midnight

Society

First baby of the year arrived at ten past midnight

Mohamed Bouvah, whose parents are Moroccan, weighed in at 3,520 grams (seven pounds, twelve ounces).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/01/2016 00:00

The Plaça Cort (town hall square) in Palma. One of the locations for welcoming in the New Year.

Fairs and Fiestas

New Year's Eve celebrations in Majorca

Some of the places where you can find grapes, cava and bells tonight.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter31/12/2015 00:00

Palma featuring strongly for New Year tourism

Tourism

Palma featuring strongly for New Year tourism

Findings have been welcomed by the local authorities which are striving to establish Palma as a city and short-break destination.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/12/2015 00:00

Balearic retail sales soared in November

Retail

Balearic retail sales soared in November

A percentage rise of 9.7% in the Balearics was 5.5 points above the national average of sales growth.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter29/12/2015 00:00

Quality luxury in the sun at hotels being developed by BH Hotels in Magalluf and Ushuaia in Ibiza.

Magalluf

UK travel industry praise for Magalluf and Ibiza makeovers

ABTA states that Spain is set for a bumper year with bookings for summer 2016 ahead of previous years as 2015 comes to a close.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter29/12/2015 00:00

Award-winning Majorcan photographer pays tribute to close friend Lemmy

Entertainment

Award-winning Majorcan photographer pays tribute to close friend Lemmy

Only a few months ago, Pep shot the band’s latest, and perhaps last, official music video here in Majorca.

Humphrey Carter29/12/2015 00:00

Britons snapping up Balearic bargains

Tourism

Britons snapping up Balearic bargains

“As soon as the turkey was wolfed down, the all-out frenzy of 2016 holiday booking began”

Humphrey Carter28/12/2015 00:00