Etiqueta 'Overcrowding'
The island of calm is drowning in overcrowding


“Not my Mallorca...”

I have heard this on a number of occasions over the past week. Not only are people moving out of parts of Palma, they are leaving the island.

Humphrey Carter08/06/2023 13:32

Talks in Hamburg

Cruise tourism

Investment in Palma "not compatible" with plans to limit cruise ships in port

Cruise companies having expressed a willingness to cooperate on regulating arrivals in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/09/2019 09:59

Cruise ships in Palma

Cruise tourism

Discussions about cruise ship regulation have started

Initial talks in Hamburg are to be followed by further meetings to discuss cruise tourism limits.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/09/2019 04:01


Holiday season

“The penny has finally dropped. Fewer tourists equal less profit and could mean fewer jobs...”

Jason Moore19/08/2019 09:54

The population of Majorca - permanent and temporary - has been going up by more than other parts of Spain for many years.


People, planes and poverty: the week in Majorca

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.

Andrew Ede16/10/2016 00:00

The civil seaplane which came to Puerto Pollensa on Saturday.


Pollensa concerned by prospect of more seaplanes

Pollensa town hall is concerned, but it doesn't have any real say in how the sea is used.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/10/2016 00:00

Cruise passengers in Palma, but is "saturation" being rather overstated?


Public believe benefits of increased tourist numbers outweigh disadvantages

The survey conducted 680 interviews, 400 of them in Palma. Adán notes that the saturation sensation is felt more acutely in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/08/2016 00:00

Tourists in the centre of Palma.


Businesses voice their support for Palma cruise tourism

Business opinion is that the public do not appreciate the economic benefit that this type of tourism has.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter15/06/2016 00:00

Explorer Of The Seas, one of the mega cruise ships to have come to Palma.


Barceló wants no more than four cruise ships a day in Palma

"We must regulate in order that there are no more than four ships. I have let the operators know this."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter08/06/2016 00:00

The "estelada" at a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Latest headlines

Place names, Puerto Pollensa and police: the week in Majorca

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.

Monitor22/05/2016 00:00


Barceló insists government has condemned anti-tourist graffiti

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.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/05/2016 00:00

Reservoir capacity is improving because of spring rains but desalination plants will be at full capacity.


Services could be overstretched this summer

Water and electricity supplies, sewage-plant capabilities, beach overcrowding, road congestion, rubbish collections: these are some of the issues.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/05/2016 00:00

Chief among businesses which are to be inspected are car-rental agencies and all-inclusive hotels.


All-inclusive is a prime target for tourism ministry

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.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter25/03/2016 00:00

New peak in emergency departments’ demand


New peak in emergency departments’ demand

On Wednesday morning, there were further instances of patients having to be accommodated in corridors.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter28/01/2016 00:00

Hotel occupancy will be above 90% this summer.


Hoteliers and government agree on holiday rentals

There are more than 126,000 residential tourism places in the Balearics which are not currently controlled.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter25/01/2016 00:00


Coastal towns look to stop traffic chaos next summer

The ultimate objective is to arrive at a balance between environmental considerations, each town hall's regulations and safe access to beaches and coves.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/11/2015 00:00