January - 2023
The annual rate of the consumer price index (CPI) has risen by a tenth in January, to 5.8%, after the withdrawal of the discount on fuel prices and despite the lowering of VAT on some food items. According to the data released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), core inflation, without unprocessed food or energy products, has climbed half a point to 7.5%, the highest figure since December 1986.
Starting on Wednesday, the Autoritat Portuària de Balears (APB) proceeded to divert traffic on Palma's Passeig Marítim due to remodelling work in this area.
From the end of this year, UK travellers looking to go to certain countries will need to get a ETIAS visa. The changes mean an extra £6.20 will be added to the cost of travel. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will be a mandatory requirement for many travellers going to Schengen member states. They include countries like Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Italy and more.
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has assured that "not too long from now" a decision will be made to eliminate the obligatory use of masks on public transport, although she commented that it will be when the epidemiological situation and the experts "advise it".
The first Saturday after the Christmas and New Year break is dubbed ‘Sunshine Saturday’ by the UK travel industry as it is typically the most popular day of the year to book a foreign trip.
ABTA, The Travel Association, said this Saturday (January 7) was set to be a bumper day for holiday bookings, with would-be holidaymakers expected to hit the high street and go online to get their holidays confirmed early to secure the best price and the Balearics is proving to be one of the most popular destinations with all-inclusive packages in huge demand.
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The Spanish government is fuming at the number of discarded cigarette butts on beaches and streets across the country.