Why not come to Palma this Christmas season and enjoy the many celebrations the city has from the Christmas lights, to the nativity scenes or do your Christmas shopping while staying at one of Palma's many boutique hotels.
The Afedeco association is against any prohibition and especially so when it has been arrived at without consensus.
"This all part of our plan to maximise the potential of Palma during the peak season and eventually continue throughout the year."
The best Christmas campaign for years has been followed by lesser business, with consumers not being tempted to buy winter clothing and footwear.
Particular emphasis is being given to establishing a budget in order to avoid making impulse buys.
A percentage rise of 9.7% in the Balearics was 5.5 points above the national average of sales growth.
This initiative is aimed at taking on the large retailers and is projected to start in spring next year.
Bernat Coll, president of the Pimeco association that represents small to medium-sized retailers, has criticised the absence of lights in several key shopping areas of the city.
The islands’ residents put dad at number one in the difficulty rankings, followed by partners (a quarter of them) and mums (only 14%).
Palma’s retail sector as a whole has reported that Black Friday has lived up to its billing with a marked increase in business.
Fairs and fiestas
The stalls will remain in place until 7 January. Seventy will be in the Plaça Espanya, 70 more in the Plaça Major, and 60 will be in La Rambla.
El Corte Inglés will kick off tomorrow (Thursday), and its discounts will last until Sunday, when shops along Jaume III will be open.
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