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Briton who fell from Magaluf balcony is named

UPDATE: THE man has been named as Andrew Phillips, a father-of-two and bricklayer, who had just checked into the room with a group of friends on his first night in Mallorca when he fell from the first floor balcony. His parents Joanne and Peter have now flown out to be…

English tourist killed in Mallorca road accident

AN ENGLISH woman lost her life while crossing the street just a few days after arriving in Mallorca for a holiday. A 69-year-old woman, who is not identified in Spanish reports, but referred to as ‘67-year-old Patricia Anne Crosby’ in The Daily Mail and The Sun, is reported to have…

Harmony of the Seas, the world's biggest cruise ship, is coming to Palma

HARMONY OF THE SEAS, the biggest cruise ship in the world, will be in Palma on June 13 as part of its maiden voyage. The cruise ship which is part of the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class will house 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members and includes a 1,400-seat theatre, a…

Teutonic trouble in Playa de Palma

A raucous brawl between drunken German tourists and African street vendors erupted at the seaside town of Playa de Palma. The street fight involving around 30 men occurred at 7.15pm on Friday May 13 outside a pub near Balneario 5, in the party area known by Germans as ‘Ballermann’, a…

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AN ENGLISH woman lost her life while crossing the street…
UPDATE: THE man has been named as Andrew Phillips, a…
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Llevant Hospital 'card plus' to give discounts on private health care

THE Llevant Hospital in Porto Cristo has launched a new service for patients who do not have private insurance called ‘Tarjeta Plus’ (Card Plus). According to Director General of the Hospital Gabriel Uguet, the card does not replace health insurance. It is for patients who want to use the facilities…

Allegations of Food Poisoning

JUST before going to press, EWN received a telephone call from a very calm, but obviously distressed, 22-year-old pregnant holidaymaker called Samantha who relayed a story which does not appear to reflect well on the EIX Lagotel Club resort in Alcudia, or the company with which she had booked her…

Euros and Olympics will not affect Mallorca tourism levels

THIS summer’s events of the UEFA EURO 2016 and the Summer Olympics in Brazil will have no negative impact regarding bookings to Mallorca. According to President of the Hotel Association of Playa de Palma Francisco Marin, there will be no problem this year of a reduction of bookings due to…

Mallorca online rentals skyrocketing

THE online tourist rental company Airbnb expects more than 160,000 visitors to Mallorca this year, staying in the 8,000 holiday homes being offered through their website. The rise of the Airbnb company on the island has been spectacular. From 2013 to 2015, the number of travellers using the online platform…

Environmental concerns as Mallorca gears up for record breaking tourist influx

THE impending ‘eco-tax’ aimed at tourists visiting Mallorca this summer has done little to discourage the record numbers expected to descend on the Balearic Island in the coming weeks and months. Due to take effect from June 1, the tax has been roundly criticised by local residents and businesses alike,…

Holi, a festival of all colors, hits Mallorca

PALMA’S Plaza Major was packed on Saturday (May 7) for the celebration of an Indian Hindu festival welcoming spring, called Holi. Despite the rain, more than 2,000 people attended the colourful celebration featuring typical Indian music and dance. Attendees donned white clothes for the celebration, also known as the festival…

Electrifying train lines in Mallorca

THE project to convert Mallorca’s trains to a railway electrification system has been moved forward a year and is now in place for early 2018. Vice president and councillor of Innovation, Research and Tourism Biel Barcelo and councillor of Land, Energy and Mobility Marc Pons announced that they have taken…

Palma celebrates Jane’s Walk festival

AROUND 140 people took part in the opening day of Jane’s Walk, with a route focusing on Germans who work in the city of Palma. The route was led by Mallorca Zeitung journalists Stephanie Schuster and Patrick Schirmer Sastre. One of the Germans spotlighted on the route was Christoph Hafner…
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