There was a fantastic atmosphere around Palma on Sunday; not only was it Carnival time there were also the Day of the Balearics celebrations. The weather was good and there were parades in the morning and afternoon. Palma looked great. This was another golden opportunity to promote the city as a weekend-getaway destination. Whatever anyone says about a record summer season it is still a good idea to push for winter tourism as well. I just don´t understand why more effort is not put into promoting off-season events, especially Carnival, the Day of the Balearics and the San Sebastian festivities when there are all the free concerts across the city.

Palma has so much to offer during the winter season and everything is open. A large number of so-called boutique hotels have now opened their doors for business so there is an ample range of hotels in which to stay. Just because a fantastic summer season is on offer the local authorities should not just sit back. It must be remembered that at the moment the tourist picture is rather "artificial". Tourists who would usually go to resorts in North Africa have been diverted to the Balearics because of the security issues. One day these tourists will return to their favoured resorts, leaving the islands with fewer tourists. The Balearics have a good opportunity to attract more tourists during the winter months. It would be a great shame if it was just a question of an opportunity missed.


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Ron / Hace over 4 years

My family and I would often stay overnight in Palma to enjoy those fiestas, especially as there was/is no late night transport up to the north. We enjoyed the boutique city hotels but now we refuse to pay this dreadful tourist tax. To charge residents is grossly unfair. We are not tourists. It may be half price in winter, but for me it is a matter of principle. It will be scapped anyway in 2019 when the PP get back.


F4phixeruk / Hace over 4 years

Was in Palma on 27/02/17 and a street market / festival was on. Am currently staying in Can Pastilla, and no one seemed to know it was going on !


S. / Hace over 4 years

WHY JUST PALMA ???. When the rest of the Island is CLOSED !.


Alan / Hace over 4 years

Brits returning to there favourite resorts is another reason the Spanish don't want to play hard ball when it comes to brexit ?