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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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5 Things You Need To Know

– 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.