The Mallorca Times


Category: Tourism

  • Palma hotels still dearest

    Despite price drop from last year Mallorca’s capital is still the priciest city Spending the night in a hotel in Palma will set you back on average 107 euros, according to price comparison website Trivago, making it the most expensive city in Spain to stay in. Nevertheless, even this represents a 12 percent drop in…

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  • Nadal bares his chest to promote Mallorca

    Tennis ace makes second instalment in promotional series Mallorca born Rafael Nadal, known to millions as the former world No. 1 tennis player, is bound to excite his legions of fans when his latest promotional video comes out. In it, Nadal appears bare-chested at the wheel of a yacht as he sails around the Cabrera…

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  • Rafael Nadal gets six million euros to represent Balearics

    World’s number one tennis player to promote islands Mallorcan tennis ace Rafael Nadal has secured a six million euro agreement with the Tourism Ministry. The deal comes after months of negotiations and is aimed at boosting the islands’ sagging tourism numbers in the face of economic slowdown. Speaking at a press conference alongside the young…

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  • Renovation cash boost for hoteliers

    Policy proposed to help tourism and construction sectors The Department of Tourism is drafting a decree that will see funds released to hoteliers who wish to renovate their premises. These benefits will be granted for a period of two years and are part of a policy initiated by the tourism minister Miquel Nadal in order…

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  • Bleak Christmas in store for hoteliers

    With beds going for as little as 20 euros a night some hotels are considering closing for the winter The low season always sees a fall in tourist numbers but this season is shaping up to be worse than most, according to a report in the Diario de Mallorca. So worrying is the situation that…

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  • Tennis ace Nadal to represent Balearics

    The world’s number one tennis player, Rafel Nadal, has been chosen to be the representative of the Balearic islands to the outside world. It is hoped that Nadal’s highly visible public profile will encourage Europeans to visit the islands. “This is a measure of shock advertising in the face of the difficult 2009 season that…

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  • 250 Illegal holiday homes located

    This year, the Balearic Ministry for Tourism’s inspectors have stepped up their activities and a total 581 establishments, including restaurants, holiday flats and homes, have fines pending after having been caught operating “illegally” or without all the necessary permits. Last year, 309 fines were handed out but during the first ten months of this year,…

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  • Hotel blow

    The number of hotels open this winter in Playa de Palma has been cut by 20 percent. Only 35 hotels will stay open this year compared to 42 in 2007. The resort, near Mallorca’s airport, is a favourite for Spanish pensioners and also is a winter destination for Britain’s Saga Holidays, which specialises in breaks…

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  • Tourism will “save the Balearics from recession”

    The President of the Mallorcan Chamber of Commerce, Juan Gual, yesterday proclaimed that the region’s strong tourism industry will prevent the Balearic economy from falling into recession.With local tourism industry chiefs preparing to head to London for next week’s World Travel Market to test the market and discuss the outlook for summer 2009 with the…

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