Interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido with Maria Salom.

19-01-2017

Maria Salom, head of the national government's delegation in the Balearics, said in Madrid today that security has been and is key to the islands and that it must be strengthened as much as possible.

Salom met with the national interior minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, Balearic tourism minister, Biel Barceló, and Inma Benito of the Majorca Hoteliers Federation, and stressed the need for ever more security to support the islands' tourism. She emphasised to the minister that security is one of the pillars upon which Balearic tourism success is built.

Issues that were considered during their meeting included increases to the number of National Police and Guardia Civil officers, reinforcements for summer police forces (both number and longer periods) and joint patrols with foreign police. There was also discussion of the rotation of officers who come to the Balearics and the complications this can sometimes cause in terms of their accommodation.

Following the meeting, Salom attended the presentation of the Palacio de Congresos and said that it will assist in further tackling seasonality which, bit by bit, is being achieved and will also promote more recovery of the domestic tourism market that was lost during the years of economic crisis.

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Adam / Hace over 3 years

It is the diesel exhaust from vehicles, ferries and heating that is Palma de Mallorca real terrorists! Ie, nitrogen dioxide and nanoparticles!! What car do you drive?

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Mike / Hace over 3 years

It's not if it's when , and when it does it'll be the same lame excuse WE KNEW WHO IT WAS BUT WE COULDN'T BE BOTHERD TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT !

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S. / Hace over 3 years

I would like to see armed patrols on all beaches throughout the whole Island. Hotels need to step up their security, as anyone can enter any Hotel, and not be a guest. Any area that attracts large numbers of people, e.g. Fiestas, need much more heightened security. Should a Terrorist atrocity occur in Mallorca etc. , then the Islands Tourist attraction will collapse rapidly, and it would take several years to recover, from any attack.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 3 years

Yea. One bad incident and it can all be destroyed in seconds. Every strength to those people who keep this island safe in which to live, work and have a holiday. Long may it continue.

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