I know it sounds incredible but it is interesting to note how many restaurants in central Palma close their doors on a Sunday at the height of the tourist season. Everybody is entitled to a day off but surely Sunday is not the best day to close when the majority of your earnings come from the holidaymakers during the key summer months. Close in the winter on a Sunday no problem, but in the summer? Not a good idea. Sunday is the day when a large number of cruise ships drop anchor in the port. If Palma is going to welcome fewer tourists this year, then local businesses are going to have to fight for every penny so that they can survive during the long winter months. The local ministry for tourism and the Palma city council should encourage businesses to stay open during the summer months.

I also find it incredible that businesses, which rely on tourism for their livelihood, go on holiday in August. If you can survive without tourists then no problem, but there are not many businesses in Majorca which can just survive from the resident population. Palma really needs to be open all hours especially during the key summer months. If Majorca is going to make the maximum of the cruise ship trade, then businesses need to be open. It is no good closing on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday. This island lives from tourism and if the tourists are not spending then we have a problem.


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camila / Hace over 3 years

It seems that you do not understand tourism at all. First, MOST of the cruise ship passengers DO NOT have a meal outside of the ship. They may have a drink and a snack, but they always eat on the ship, (I know, I worked with them for many years). Sunday is a dead day in the center of Palma, the locals go to the beach with their families, why should restaurants stay open just for a tourist who only wants a sandwhich? Maybe you should work on Sunday too.


Richard / Hace over 3 years

Jason the People have Voted. Against Sunday Opening.


Andy Rawson / Hace over 3 years

The Bulletin staff like their Sunday's off. Some have Saturday's too.


George / Hace over 3 years

The inflexibility and old fashioned employment rules prevent businesses changing to opening on Sundays. Spain really does need to overhaul this area.


Fiona / Hace over 3 years

I served you all food and drink every Sunday for twenty years in a restaurant. So I suggest all restaurants close on Sundays also. You hypocrites who expect hospital and restaurant staff to work on Sundays. We are 2018 and a tourist island. You are all the old boring backward expatriates.


Richard / Hace over 3 years

Fiona I suggest you live somewhere else if you don’t care about social norms here.


Stuart Mead / Hace over 3 years

People have six days to shop. Why not let the overworked and underpaid staff have a day off. Unbelievable selfishness.


Fiona / Hace over 3 years

YES Palma should be open on a Sunday, plus the shopping centres, Ikea and the DIY stores.


Henry James / Hace over 3 years

You bring this subject up dozens of times a year,along with a few other pet subjects,move on to something original.. Do you work on Sunday.? Do you expect restaurants to be open on Sunday just because you might go into one of them.? Not many cruise passengers will go into restaurants on Sunday,having already had or paid for their meals on the ship.


M Irving / Hace over 3 years

Firstly Cruise ship passengers have limited interest in visiting local restaurants for ' full meals, as they have already paid for meals on board-they will however try local tapas/ snacks .if I was a restauranter I would go for Sunday/Monday off-with family especially if I had children- difficult balancing act . Latest demands of pedestrians in Palma -put your own house in order first !Learn to use crossings properly -you don't have given right to step out without looking.Town halls to paint yellow lines at crossings (some have) Teach pedestrians and now cyclists! How to use same!!