BALEARIC President Francesc Antich chaired an emergency meeting at government offices in Palma yesterday with the regional Tourism Minister Miquel Nadal and hotel and restaurant industry chiefs at which it was confirmed that it was “business as usual” after the second wave of ETA bombings in and around the capital on Sunday, and that holiday reservations were not being cancelled as a result.

After an analysis of the situation which started on July 30th with the murder of two Guardia Civil officers in Palmanova and culminated in four explosions at different locations in restaurant and bar establishments and a car park in Palma on Sunday, Nadal said he was confident that security forces would bring the ETA members responsible for the outrages to justice.

He added that there was a fully co-ordinated response to the emergency between local government and the tourism industry in Majorca and said that despite the terrorists' best efforts to spread panic in the community, life was continuing completely normally for both residents and visitors. “The hotels remain full,” Nadal said “and people are just getting on with the business of enjoying their holidays.”


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