Etiqueta 'ABTA'
Passengers arriving at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Overseas holidays still a priority for the British in 2023

An ABTA study has found that 61% of Britons intend holidaying abroad over the next twelve months.

Andrew Ede15/10/2022 12:20

Formentor viewpoint, Mallorca

The Week in Tourism

Riding on the Marrakech Express - Morocco stakes its tourism competitor claim

Tunisia, which subsequently suffered the Sousse terrorist attack in 2015 that led to a two-year dip in tourism, is often bracketed with Egypt and Turkey.

Andrew Ede22/04/2022 16:25

A number of British people were questioned by police


European arrest warrant issued for Briton over sick claims

In 2017, the Majorcan Hotel Federation estimated that its members had paid out around 50 million euros to settle false claims.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/02/2020 13:52

Palma's Son Sant Joan Airport busy this weekend, handling over 2,000 flights.


Majorca top destination for the great British getaway

A record 2.5 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend.

Humphrey Carter20/07/2018 00:00

All inclusive.


500 percent rise in false sickness claims in three years

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) said there were around 35,000 gastric sickness claims by British holidaymakers in 2016, a 500 per cent rise since 2013 with the problem of false claims very much under the spotlight again this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter27/06/2018 00:00

Despite publicity given to the case of the couple who received jail terms, most holidaymakers are unaware of the risks of false claims.

False claims

UK government under pressure over false holiday sickness claims

70% of people don’t know that making a false claim for holiday sickness could result in a prison sentence in the UK or abroad.

Humphrey Carter10/01/2018 00:00

Maria Ramos, director-general of public health.


Government assures Bulletin legionella outbreak is over

Health ministry: "Holidaymakers can be calm and relaxed in the knowledge that the outbreak is over and we have the situation under control." Abta says it has not recommended that tour operators should not send holidaymakers to Palmanova.

Humphrey Carter20/10/2017 00:00

The campaign in the UK against false claims.

False claims

UK government clamps down on bogus holiday sickness claims

"Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear - your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/07/2017 00:00

British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is now aware of the scale of the false-claims' scam.

False claims

Boris Johnson backs Abta crackdown on false holiday claims

"If the figures were to be believed, the digestive systems of the British people had become the most delicate in the world."

Humphrey Carter23/06/2017 00:00

The Majorca Daily Bulletin is helping to promote Majorca at the World Travel Market.


Early rush for Balearic holidays in the UK

Early holiday bookings to the Balearics for summer 2017 have risen by eight per cent, easing fears over the weakness of the pound and Brexit.

Jason Moore05/11/2016 00:00

Early signs are that UK tourism is going up next year, but the uncertainties could yet have a negative impact.


Cautious optimism for UK foreign travel in 2017

Tui is reporting a 7% increase in foreign holiday bookings by UK tourists for next summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/10/2016 00:00

Some balcony falls prove to be more serious than others.


Britons on holiday risking their lives on balconies

ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are renewing calls to Brits heading off on holiday to take care and use their balconies safely.

16/06/2016 00:00

Brexit would be a "disaster" for tourism warns ABTA

EU referendum

Brexit would be a "disaster" for tourism warns ABTA

"Our assessment of the report’s findings is that a vote to leave will lead to uncertainties and may lead to increased costs for travel businesses and the travelling public."

Humphrey Carter14/03/2016 00:00