8 other ports join Palma in the “Cruise 2030 Call For Action”.
Cruise companies having expressed a willingness to cooperate on regulating arrivals in Palma.
Initial talks in Hamburg are to be followed by further meetings to discuss cruise tourism limits.
The "Ecobarometer" highlights concerns about too many people and vehicles.
Significant population growth - resident and tourist - was being forecast. The "saturation" arguments were now including seaplanes. It was time for winter tourism talk. And the poor were very much still with us.
Pollensa town hall is concerned, but it doesn't have any real say in how the sea is used.
The survey conducted 680 interviews, 400 of them in Palma. Adán notes that the saturation sensation is felt more acutely in Palma.
Business opinion is that the public do not appreciate the economic benefit that this type of tourism has.
"We must regulate in order that there are no more than four ships. I have let the operators know this."
Catalonia's flag, Palma's name, the airport's name, Paguera's name; these all caused a fuss. The Guardia raided Calvia town hall, and Bulletin reports were being shared in the Puerto Pollensa arguments.
Today's tourism questions in parliament also considered overcrowding in Palma because of the numbers of passengers. This was on the day that the port broke a record for cruise ships.
Water and electricity supplies, sewage-plant capabilities, beach overcrowding, road congestion, rubbish collections: these are some of the issues.
Inspectors are also going to be paying attention to any possible cases of overcrowding, which is expected to be an issue of particular concern because of the very high demand this season.
On Wednesday morning, there were further instances of patients having to be accommodated in corridors.
There are more than 126,000 residential tourism places in the Balearics which are not currently controlled.
The ultimate objective is to arrive at a balance between environmental considerations, each town hall's regulations and safe access to beaches and coves.
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