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A great day for women

Wednesday 13 was a great day for women in the Balearic Islands as parliament approved its new Equality Between Women and Men Law, which aims to ensure resources are available to guarantee equal opportunities in all areas and put an end to gender discrimination. The law, which was approved with…

Alcudia, a jewel in the north

TRACING its history back more than 2,000 years, Alcudia is a very special town which appeals to nature lovers for both its 30 kilometre coastline and the fact that it has determined that it will be an area of conservation and environmental protection. This has not been a trendy knee…

TOWIE dinner at the Boathouse in Palma Mallorca

AFTER a well-publicised fight with former boyfriend James Argent, Lydia Bright called on her good friend and fellow TOWIE star Chloe Lewis to join her for a quiet evening at the trendy Boathouse which was filmed for the series. Mark Mackay of the Boathouse told Euro Weekly News “It was…

Bird’s eye view

A PAIR of Swiss tourists fell so in love with Mallorca’s landscapes that they spent their holiday filming it from the air with a drone. Its beaches, intimate coves and immense blue seas were all captured in the video entitled ‘Flying over Mallorca.’ Diego Gabutti, speaking from his home in…

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TRACING its history back more than 2,000 years, Alcudia is…
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Calvia image clean-up

‘YOU decide the role you play in Magaluf,’ this is the ‘invitation’ contained in the latest Calvia campaign aimed at promoting individual responsibility amongst tourists. It is part of a wider campaign to try and tidy up Magaluf’s nightlife image and promote responsible entertainment in the party town. The town…

A busy month ahead

MALLORCA hoteliers, restaurants and shops are expecting their busiest July yet. Despite it still being early on in the summer season, restaurants and bars are reporting a significant increase in business, as are the large supermarkets in the main resorts. The hire car sector says it is struggling to meet…

Travel trouble for flyers

Ongoing industrial action by French air traffic controllers has resulted in flight chaos at Palma airport. By 5pm on Tuesday (July 5) a total of 29 flights had been cancelled in the Balearics, the majority operated by the low-cost Spanish airline Vueling. Flights were grounded in Palma and in Ibiza,…

The debauchery continues in Magaluf

SUMMER has only just begun and seemingly not a day goes by without another incident involving foreigners in the Mallorca hotspot engaging in inappropriate, lewd or violent behaviour. Over the weekend of July 2 and 3 a British man participating in a stag do ended up having three of his…

Homeless to be registered

THE Palma City Council will allow homeless people in the city to register with the town hall. The Palma City Council is modifying regulation so that people without a home can register with the municipality and be able to receive certain benefits which they do not currently have, including access…

Northern port problems

CONTROVERSY is brewing in the north regarding a plan to develop part of the waterfront of Puerto Alcudia. Alcudia’s City Council disagrees with the Port Authority of the Balearic Island’s (APB) plan to install a dry dock, new moorings, various bars, restaurants and other buildings along the waterfront. The council…

Tourist holiday homes

THE number of legal holiday homes in Mallorca located outside the municipality of Palma has increased significantly in recent years. Currently there are more than 54,900 legal holiday homes on the island which are generally marketed through well-known internet websites. Pollensa is the leading area for this type of housing…

Tourist tax takes off

July 1 marks the implementation of the new ‘eco tax’ to be charged on all tourists arriving in the Balearic Islands. Precise rates depend on the star ranking of the hotel chosen and range from €0.50 to €2 per day +10 per cent IVA (VAT). Cruise ship arrivals are not…
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