THE Palma City Council has proposed to ‘reorder’ and ‘redistribute’ tourist access to the city of those arriving on cruise ships.
The government has prepared a series of initiatives presented during the last week of April, by Palma Mayor Jose Hila, Councillor for Tourism Joana Maria Adrover and Councillor for Mobility Joan Ferrer.
One of the first measures to be taken is to have the coaches, which normally transport the arriving cruise ship passengers to the city, to not only drop them off at Moll Vell, but also at the old bus station located in Calle Eusebi Estada.
According to Mayor Hila, a part of the tourists would access the city by the Avenida Antoni Maura and another part would arrive through the Plaza de España, thus helping to redistribute them more evenly through the city.
Councillor Adrover said that the main agents of tourist excursions have been contacted, and expressed agreement with the initiative. Both councillors stressed that buses would continue service to Moll Vella, and tourists could opt to travel to the old bus station.
The council is also working on the creation of new tourist routes, including connecting the arrival area of cruise passengers with Marivent Gardens.