Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spanish flights could be cancelled as airport workers threaten to strike

Holidays to Barcelona, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza could be delayed or cancelled this week as Spanish air traffic control workers plan to strike. The disgruntled...

New house on the market is a history lesson in itself on Pollensa’s pine walk

THEY say opportunities are like sunrises – wait too long and you miss them. But what about an opportunity with the sunrises included? Kensington International Mallorca...

HIT THE NORTH: A look inside the exclusive town of Pollensa

SITTING high on a promontory lording over the bay of Pollensa sits one of Spain’s most exclusive properties. Owned by British financier, Lord James Lupton,...

Formentor will ban cars for two months around the lighthouse

ONE of the island’s infamous accident blackspots is to be remedied this summer. In a sensible scheme, drivers will be banned from entering the Formentor...

REVEALED: Will Uber REALLY save you money on the Costa del Sol?

UBER has finally arrived on the Costa del Sol - but is it cheaper?  Well, the Olive Press team has made some calculations and the...

Balearic president to meet with airlines to safeguard resident discounts

THE President of the Balearics has vowed to prevent airlines increasing their prices after new resident discounts look likely to come into force from...

Airport group goes public with concerns over transporting drunk passengers

A SPANISH organisation which is meant to transport those with reduced mobility at Palma Airport has said it has had enough of dealing with...

British tourists warned over balcony antics in new safety video

THE UK government has released a video warning British holidaymakers about the dangers of drunk and disorderly behaviour on hotel balconies. The clip warns that...

British bar managed arrested over the death of Northern Irish tourist in Magaluf

THE British manager of Mulligans bar on the Magaluf strip has been arrested over the murder of a Northern Irish holidaymaker. Aaron Henderson, 30, died...

Ryanair changes check-in window to 48 hours before flight – unless you fork out for a reserved seat

Travellers will still have up to two hours before the flight to check in

PARTY’S OVER: Thomas Cook set to call time on boozy Club 18-30

After almost 50 years of providing infamous parties for young Brits abroad, the travel company is set to sell the brand to cater to millennials' changing holiday tastes

‘Spectacular’ Palma International Boat Show returns with best offering to date

WITH over 600 boats exhibited - including 80 superyachts - the 2018 Palma International Boat Show was one to remember. Twinned with the 6th Palma...

Love Island confirms Mallorca return despite other format changes

THEY’LL be making sweet love for two whole months this summer. And contestants of ITV’s smash-hit Love Island will not only be based in Mallorca...

Read all about it! Plaques to explain benefits of tourist tax

A SERIES of brochures and plaques are to go up highlighting the good work of the Balearic tourist tax. The plaques are to be erected...

British bouncer arrested over the tragic death of Northern Irish tourist

A BRITISH doorman has been detained for the death of Northern Irish tourist Aaron Henderson. The Magaluf club bouncer allegedly assaulted Henderson outside popular Punta...

Ireland’s first EVER direct ferry to Spain sets sail this week

The first trip will depart on Sunday May 6, which will mark the first link between the two countries

British brothers arrested after causing €2,000 damage to hotel

TWO British brother have been arrested in Playa de Palma after trashing their hotel room. Security were alerted after alarming noises were coming from the...

British couple arrested after leaving children in hotel to go out drinking

A BRITISH couple have been charged with child abandonment after repeatedly leaving their children alone at a Mallorca hotel to go out drinking. The Scottish...

Buses in Mallorca must now have WiFi to boost connectivity

NEW buses in Palma must now have WiFi on-board and access to a USB for charging mobiles in an attempt to increase business productivity on...

Balearic transport system overwhelmed after 40% private car increase

POOR train routes and inconvenient bus routes have caused traffic to increase over 40% in the last decade in the Balearics, while it has...

Mallorquin cyclists to adopt ‘extreme caution’ after shocking number of accidents

A SHOCKING five cyclists have died on the roads in the Balearics this year. In addition, the emergency services have responded to over 250 accidents...

Road rage! Taxi driver arrested after running over fellow motorist

A TAXI driver has been arrested after running over a man he was arguing with. The 42-year-old from Calvia had been arguing with the driver...

British tourists will have to pay for visa to visit Spain under new EU proposal

Britons will have to pay €7 to apply for an ETIAS visa to Brussels authorities

Expedia launching HUGE summer sale with up to 90% off hotel stays in Spain and beyond

EXPEDIA is slashing prices of hotel stays in Spain and beyond by up to 90% this summer.  The travel booking site is offering the bargain...

Malaga: More than just a Beach Holiday

To most visitors, Malaga city and its province is synonymous to beaches. Famous for its sunbed covered beaches, backed by high-rise towns, many don’t...

Tax dodgers beware! Inspections of tourist rentals to begin in May

DOOR-TO-DOOR inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to kick off next month. Popular tourist spots will become the target of agents from the Agencia...
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