Monday, March 27, 2017


Port of Vila exceeds 2 million passengers for the first time since 2007

Despite a lack of official data for December, the port of Ibiza will have seen around 2 million passengers in 2014. According to the website of the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB), the port of Ibiza has welcomed 1,943,361 passengers in the first 11 months of 2014, an increase of 10% over the same period in 2013 (1,772,155 passengers). If …

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Eleven illegal villas and holiday flats face fines

The Department of Tourism has set in motion a total of 11 penalty proceedings for renting apartments or villas for tourism purposes between January and November 2014. This figure represents 20% of all inspections that have been made for this purpose (56 in total) and 24% of the disciplinary proceedings that have been initiated in 2014 (46 in total). All …

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Foreign tourist spending grows 6.7%

Spending by foreign tourists in Spain reached €59.8 billion in the first 11 months of the year, representing a 6.7-percent rise from the same period in 2013, according to figures released on Friday by the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry. The good news came on top of figures announced earlier this week that a record 61.7 million international visitors came …

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The Government sets the national holiday dates for 2015

The Consell de Govern has approved the decree that sets out the timetable for the twelve national holidays in 2015, which will be non-working days for the purpose of computing administrative delays. Besides Sundays, non-working days are as follows: January 1st – New Year; January 6th – Epiphany; April 2nd – Maundy Thursday; April 3rd – Good Friday; April 6th – …

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The Balearics enjoy an improvement in revenue and tourism employment between June and September

The Balearics has been an improvement in revenues and tourism employment between June and September 2014, due to its greater ability to negotiate prices and the investment commitment to improvement of the product made in some parts of the islands, although hotel demand have decreased compared to last year. This is reflected in the ‘barometer of profitability and employment’ by …

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The Pitiüses received 20,500 Scandinavian tourists more than last year

The presence of Nordic and Scandinavian tourism continues a positive trend so far this year. Up until last month nearly 25,000 passengers; Denmark (5,673 visitors), Sweden (10,668), Norway (5,711) and Finland (2,731 passengers), came to the islands, while in the first ten months of last year, total passengers from these countries was 4,184. This means that, in absolute terms, this …

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The Pitiüses leading tourist infrastructure investment with an increase of 132.9%

Tourist infrastructure reforms remain the engine of the construction in the Balearic Islands. Data from the Balearic Builders Association show that up to September this year €18.1 million has been spent on tourist related works, up from €7.7 million in the same period last year. This represents a 132.9% increase and is the highest growth rate in the Balearics. For …

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Ibiza promoted in China with the Heritage Group of Cities

Ibiza will be a participant at the CITM 2014 Shanghai Fair, held between November 14th and 16th in China. The 15 Spanish cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage List will promote their culture and heritage at a Turespaña stand. The annual CITM Fair, held alternately between Shanghai and Kunming, is considered one of the largest on the Asian continent …

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€50 million to improve Pitiüses infrastructure

The Federation of Hoteliers in Ibiza and Formentera (FEHIF) and the BMN-Sa Nostra bank signed a cooperation agreement on Friday that will allow employers “to conduct a decisive and clear commitment to increase the quality of their hotels,” according to the President of FEHIF, Juanjo Riera. BMN-SA NOSTRA are providing a credit line of €50 million, which will allow employers …

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