In a few days time the new convention centre will open in Palma, giving the city a major lift. The centre has been designed to operate throughout the year but there could be a big stumbling block: the shortage of winter flights. If you can't get to the island, there is little point in having a major convention centre. The announcement this week that there will ne no direct flights to Scotland during the winter season has already robbed Palma of one market. If Scots can't get here low season, then there is little point Scottish companies having their conventions here, despite the Scottish love affair with Majorca.