Magalluf has turned a corner, the Magalluf and Palmanova hoteliers' association said yesterday. The mayor of Calvia, Alfonso Rodriguez, went even further: "Magalluf could be the jewel in the crown of the Majorca tourist industry". The hoteliers said that there had been a big reduction in so-called youth tourism and the infamous holiday resort was now attracting more families and "higher spending tourists". Everyone agreed in summer 2014 that something needed to be done about Magalluf, and that "something" appears to have been done, with the hoteliers saying that there has been a dramatic fall in incidents this summer. They praised the police, the tourist industry and the British Consulate for all their help and co-operation. Millions of euros are being invested in upgrading Magalluf and soon it will have some of the best holiday facilities on the island. But not everyone is pleased. Bar owners on the infamous Punta Ballena "strip" are reporting a fall in takings as the so-called youth tourism gives way to more family tourism. The new-look Magalluf will be one of the centrepieces of the Balearic promotion effort at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London early next month. Last year everyone wanted to avoid the subject of Magalluf; this year everyone wants to talk about Magalluf. It is amazing how things have changed in the space of 12 months. Magalluf has changed and changed for the better.  

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sheba / Hace over 6 years

What improvement? same sleazy tattoo parlours that have bred in last few years plus touts,muggers and massage women. this was the first year after 15 years, that my apartment door was kicked in by 3 men at 3am in early July.Then they came back the next night but did not get in thanks to good neighbours in my block. Watching the beach lit up at night saw the same sordid goings on that have been for years but could only hear them before.

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JJ / Hace over 6 years

I totally understand that something needed to be done, but I'm not sure that Calvia council should completely abolish the youth market. The prostitutes/muggers should be sorted first! Whatever happens, Magaluf/palmanova are, potentially, beautiful holiday destinations!

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Sue / Hace over 6 years

You cannot make a new look Magaluf with a few updated hotels. Walked home late Saturday night, and counted nine prostitutes/muggers outside White Horse area. That surely has to be a change for the better (not). Don't think that's the sort of thing families will want to see.

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Andrew Rawson / Hace over 6 years

I had a walk around Palmanova and Magaluf yesterday and everything still look outdated, falling to pieces and very run-down. Row after row of tacky tattoo parlours, lurid lap-dancing venues, cheap drink offers and shops stacked with pornographic gifts. From what I could see, nothing has changed.

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