By Pia Walter
THE number of calls to the free tourist information hotline 900 900 365, which was set up for tourists last week by the Balearic government in the wake of the Palmanova terrorist attack, has significantly risen since Sunday.

The hotline has been receiving about 20 calls daily since it was set up on Tuesday, August 4.
On Monday it received a total of 174 calls after Sunday's wave of blasts. Most calls originated from the UK, followed by local calls from Majorca and the rest of Spain, as well as from Germany. Callers last week, as well as on Monday, were mostly concerned with questions regarding tourism and security, with only a minimum number of people referring explicitly to terrorism. Most tourists were concerned about the functioning of the transport systems to and from the island, especially whether or not the airport was in service - it was closed in the immediate aftermath of the Palamova attack.

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