Linda Ledwidge, a member of the association, told the Bulletin yesterday that they were facing a nightmare scenario in Calvia and wanted the council to allow them to increase their opening hours and given the right to publicise their businesses in a legal way. The meeting, at Bobby´s Tavern (in the BCM Square at 4p.m.) could lead to a demonstration outside the council offices in Calvia.
Ledwidge said that unless action was taken she feared for the future of the resorts in the area. Let´s face it, we all live from tourism and if the bars and restaurants aren´t making any money then everyone will suffer. The time has come for us all to stand together and fight our corner. If we are not united and strong nothing will succeed. Bars and restaurants have reported that takings have dropped by more than half not helped by the fact that many hoteliers are offering their clients cut-priced all inclusive deals.