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.

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– 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.

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– 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.

Sant Antoni 365: The Ultimate Year-Round Travel Destination

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– The Sant Antoni Town Council has participated in the tourism fair Fitur 2024 to promote the campaign ‘Sant Antoni 365. A sun all year round’, aiming to position the town as a year-round destination.
– The campaign focuses on promoting the town in northern Spain leveraging the direct air connections between Ibiza and these regions throughout the year.
– A new promotional initiative titled ‘Sant Antoni, a place to celebrate’ has been launched by the Mayor, Marcos Serra, and the Tourism Councillor, Miguel Tur, to highlight the beauty of Sant Antoni’s Mediterranean lifestyle and the diverse experiences it offers.
– The Town Council has also introduced the official Tourism website ‘Visit Sant Antoni’ and hiking routes as part of its efforts to promote tourism diversification.
– Sant Antoni has also participated in the presentation of the Ibiza Pride 2024 event and the sponsorship of cycling events, aiming to promote LGTBI tourism and sports tourism. Meetings were also held with various tour operators, agencies, and tourism journalists during the fair.