Etiqueta 'Spanish Government'
Tourists on the beach.

False claims

Government continuing its war against false holiday claims

The Senate’s Energy and Tourism Commission yesterday approved a motion tabled by the Partido Popular in the Balearics to continue the fight against bogus holiday claims.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter17/11/2017 00:00

Ángel Mesado (left, glasses and beard) during a meeting with Biel Barceló and Pilar Carbonell.

Holiday rentals

Airbnb takes issue with Spanish government's rentals' decree

Ángel Mesado of Airbnb: "We don't know exactly what the decree will be like, but we take a very negative view of it."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/10/2017 00:00

Airport workers want better pay, following years of barely any wage increases.

Industrial relations

Airport strikes would be "horrific"

Exceltur says that there will be "international repercussions" and "enormous consequences" for Spain if the strikes go ahead.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/08/2017 00:00

Spain's hoteliers want tourism to be a Brexit negotiations' priority.


Tourism should be Brexit negotiations' priority for Spain

The president of the hoteliers doesn't want "political declarations" muddying the excellent and longstanding relations with the British people.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/04/2017 00:00

President Armengol met Mariano Rajoy in September 2015.


The contentious issues that divide Madrid and Palma

There are some dozen issues which the Balearic government considers to be "fundamental" and wants to be resolved urgently.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/03/2017 00:00

Matilde Asián with Miquel Fluxà of Iberostar.

Holiday rentals

Hoteliers wanting tough action on illegal rentals

There has to be global consensus for rentals' regulation so that regions can avoid problems.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/01/2017 00:00

José Ramón Bauzá, now a senator, doesn't seem to have much support in the Balearics.


Bauzá seeking support to become national tourism minister

Ex-Balearic president José Ramón Bauzá is being put forward as a possible national tourism minister.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/10/2016 00:00

Pedro Sanchez and Albert Rivera signed the agreement in Madrid today.


Podemos breaks off talks with Socialists to form government

Any hope of support from Podemos for Sanchez's hoped-for investiture next week was dashed because of the agreement with the C's.

24/02/2016 00:00

Armengol backs Sánchez to form next government


Armengol backs Sánchez to form next government

The meeting was one of a series that Sánchez has held ahead of Saturday’s federal committee gathering of the party.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter28/01/2016 00:00

The Majorca stand at Fitur visited by President Armengol, Vice-President Barceló and Miquel Ensenyat, the president of the Council of Majorca.

Latest headlines

Tax, government, foreign residents: the past week in Majorca

You can't keep a good (or a bad) tax down, and so it was the tourist tax as well as the problems with forming a new national government which were dominant themes of the past week.

Monitor24/01/2016 00:00

The Balearic government wants a flat rate for inter-island flights.


Madrid dragging its heels over flat-rate tariff and tourist tax talks

A key issue is that the state budgets for 2016 are being drawn up, and the Balearic tariff would need to be included in these.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter10/10/2015 00:00

Balearics prepare to admit refugees

Refugee crisis

Balearics prepare to admit refugees

Armengol told Rajoy that the Balearics were willing to receive refugees and to help people suffering the “drama” they are.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/09/2015 00:00