Booking joins forces to combat illegal holiday rentals

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  • Collaboration announced between the Balearic government and Booking to combat illegal holiday rentals.
  • The partnership aims to detect and eliminate pirated rental offers through data sharing and access to platforms.
  • The agreement is a pilot project that will serve as a precursor to upcoming European regulations to regulate the sector.
  • The goal is to optimize control and inspection protocols for the government of the Balearic Islands.
  • A similar agreement has already been in place between Ibiza and Airbnb for some time

PP Rally in Ibiza Slams Sánchez Government in Protest

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– The People’s Party of Ibiza held a large event on the Conté Rosselló pedestrian street.
– Local mayors signed a manifesto “in defence of equality” as a measure against Pedro Sanchez’s government.
– Many PP members and allies were present, as well as some former public officials and supporters.
– Despite being a PP event, there were no representatives of the Vox party. Spanish flags were not visible, but some attendees had them with them.
– Tension arose when a woman made derogatory remarks during the event.

Ibiza and Formentera sign deal with Booking.com

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Content: The president of the Balearic Government, Marga Prohens, has announced an agreement with Booking.com to fight against illegal accommodations in the islands.

5 Things You Need To Know

– Booking.com and the island councils will share information about illegal accommodations
– Airbnb has a similar agreement with the Council of Ibiza, but detected illegal accommodations cannot be removed from the platform
– Booking.com will provide the necessary software to detect illegal properties to the island councils
– CEOs from the councils of Ibiza and Formentera were present at the meeting with Booking.com
– Booking.com has become one of the leading digital travel companies in the world since its establishment in 1996

President of Balearic Islands Government’s Bold Action Plan

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Content: President of the Balearic Government, Margalida Prohens, attended the constitution of the Water and Response and Adaptation to Climate Change Council. Two meetings were held to address the need for water management in the face of climate change.

5 Things You Need To Know

– President Prohens attended the establishment of the Water and Response and Adaptation to Climate Change Council.
– Both meetings aimed to address the need for water management and sustainable resource usage in the face of climate change.
– A focus on the challenges and needs of a new water policy was discussed, with the goal of ensuring water supply for different uses.
– The government plans to invest 600 million euros in water supply, purification, and reuse over the next few years.
– The goal is to increase the use of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation from the current 42% to 60% by 2027.

The 150 Most Influential People in Spanish Tourism

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– Sergestur has released the fifth edition of the list “The 150 most influential professionals in the Spanish Tourism Sector”.
– The selection criteria are knowledge, experience, reputation, and social and personal responsibility.
– Among the influential personalities on the list are Alicia Reina, Abel Matutes Prats, Diego Calvo, Marc Rahola, and Eva Ballarín.
– The list includes more women in positions of responsibility and a focus on people management.
– The list will be presented at Fitur 2024 on January 24, 2024, as a scheduled action of FiturTech.

Unforgettable Moments at Ibiza’s Wild Corner 2023!

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– The Wild Corner at Hï Ibiza was a popular hotspot on the island during the summer of 2023.
– The venue hosted a ‘Support Your Local Artists’ event, featuring different artists throughout the season.
– Artists such as Wally Lopez, Manuel Grandi, and Maxinne performed at the venue.
– The success of the events has organisers already looking forward to the 2024 season.
– The music and energy of the island were brought to the Wild Corner through these events.

IMS Ibiza Moves to New Location in 2024!

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– IMS Ibiza changes location, will be held in 2024 in Cala Llonga
– The event will take place at Mondrian Ibiza & Hyde Ibiza from 24 to 26 April 2024
– Some of the key speakers at the 2024 event include Ninja Tune co-founder Matt Black and Tomorrowland founder Michiel Beers
– The event will explore Amapiano music and the evolution of the industry post-pandemic
– Delegates can also attend popular parties and events on the island, including the iconic IMS closing celebration in Dalt Vila

Unveiling Barcelona’s New Generation of DJs: Hola Sundays!

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HOLA SUNDAYS! CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE NEW GENERATION OF NATIONAL DJS

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– Hola Sundays! is returning to Barcelona on November 12th at Hotel Ocean Drive Barcelona. The event will feature vinyl buying, selling, and exchanging, as well as free masterclasses and workshops with artists and producers.
– The event will showcase a lineup of local and international artists at the Ocean Drive’s hall.
– The first Hola Sundays! in 2023 provided a platform for 8 new artists to showcase their talent and demonstrate the future of electronic music in Barcelona.
– Some of the featured DJs include Aaron Bleck, Alex Silva, Archi-Tech, Xavi Pinós, Niixii, Ana Wolf, Anna Gisbert, and Lisa Rose, who share their inspirations, dreams of performing, and experiences at Hola Sundays.
– Hola Sundays! and Fiesta&Bullshit are currently holding a contest to discover the new DJ talents of Barcelona, aiming to support and promote the local and national music scene.

You can find more information about the contest and its rules here.

Unleash Your Inner Creature: Join Yaz XL for a Radioactive Blowout Dinner at The Standard, Ibiza

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A Halloween dinner event called Radioactive Beach, hosted by Yaz XL and her creatures, will take place at Jara restaurant in The Standard, Ibiza. The event promises a night filled with eerie scenes, including mutated creatures and a live DJ, creating a unique and memorable experience.

5 Things You Need To Know

  • London artist and designer Yaz XL is partnering with The Standard, Ibiza to host a Halloween dinner event called Radioactive Beach.
  • The event will take place on Tuesday, October 31st, at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Jara.
  • The dinner will feature Yaz XL’s silicone mutation creations, sculptures, and fashion, along with a live DJ.
  • Guests can expect to see mutated creatures, fish with ten eyes, and human muses dressed in extraordinary costumes.
  • The menu for the event will include regular offerings as well as terrifying additions, with a color-changing cocktail to suit the theme of the night.

Ses Salinas

De zoutvlakten van Ibiza, lokaal bekend als “Las Salinas” (Ses Salines in het Catalaans), vormen een van de meest fascinerende natuurlijke en historische bezienswaardigheden op het eiland. Gelegen in het zuiden van Ibiza, maken deze zoutpannen deel uit van een natuurreservaat dat zich uitstrekt tussen het zuiden van Ibiza en het noorden van Formentera, inclusief de wateren die de twee eilanden scheiden. Dit gebied is niet alleen ecologisch waardevol maar heeft ook een rijke geschiedenis die teruggaat tot meer dan 2000 jaar geleden. Het verhaal van de zoutvlakten van Ibiza is een boeiende samensmelting van natuurlijke wonderen en menselijke inspanning.

Natuurlijke Vorming

De zoutvlakten van Ibiza zijn het resultaat van een uniek geologisch en ecologisch proces. Ze bevinden zich in lage kustgebieden waar zeewater door natuurlijke kanalen binnenstroomt. Onder de hete zomerzon verdampt het water, waardoor zoutkristallen achterblijven. Dit proces wordt herhaald over vele maanden, waarbij de concentratie van zout geleidelijk toeneemt totdat het kan worden geoogst. Het zout uit deze zoutpannen wordt beschouwd als van hoge kwaliteit en speelt een cruciale rol in zowel de lokale economie als keuken.

Historische Betekenis

De exploitatie van de zoutvlakten van Ibiza dateert uit de tijd van de Feniciërs, rond de 8e eeuw voor Christus. Deze oude zeevarenden ontdekten de economische waarde van het zout, een essentieel conserveermiddel voor voedsel, vooral voor vis. De Feniciërs begonnen met de systematische productie van zout, een traditie die werd voortgezet door latere beschavingen, waaronder de Romeinen, de Moren, en uiteindelijk de Spanjaarden. Gedurende de middeleeuwen was zout zo waardevol dat het soms werd gebruikt als betaalmiddel.

Ecologisch Belang

Naast de historische en economische waarde, zijn de zoutvlakten ook ecologisch significant. Het gebied rond Las Salinas is een belangrijk leefgebied voor verschillende vogelsoorten, waaronder de iconische flamingo’s die hier tijdens hun migratieroutes stoppen om te rusten en te voeden. Het natuurreservaat is een cruciaal gebied voor de biodiversiteit en biedt een thuis aan unieke planten- en dierensoorten.

Toeristische Aantrekkingskracht

Vandaag de dag trekken de zoutvlakten bezoekers van over de hele wereld, die komen om de betoverende schoonheid van het landschap te bewonderen en om getuige te zijn van de traditionele methoden van zoutwinning die nog steeds worden toegepast. De zoutbergen die glinsteren onder de zon bieden een spectaculair gezicht, vooral tijdens zonsondergang, waardoor Las Salinas een populaire bestemming is voor fotografen en natuurliefhebbers.