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Old 19-06-2005, 16:08
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Default .....all the shops and bars deserted!!!

Was concerned to read this on the Majorca Daily Bulletin just now:-

"At one of the meetings a specific case was highlighted which has happened in the Port of Pollensa, “where a hotel now offers all-inclusive packages and the result has left all the shops and bars deserted”

Is this really the case?
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Old 19-06-2005, 16:09
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Hi there!

Find that hard to believe and even harder to work out which hotel or complex.

Generally people who go to PP are not "AI" types I'd say.

You might have opened a "can of worms" of sorts here.
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Old 19-06-2005, 17:04
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I wholeheartedly agree with Portofan on this one!!

There are so many villas and apartments in and around PP I find this hard to believe. When we visited in May, the place was bustling - shops, restaurants and bars all doing a great trade.

And not that many big hotels that would offer All Inclusive anyway.

I don't think the business owners in PP have got much to worry about. Judging by the enthusiasm shown just on this website for the local amenities we'd proabably support the industry on our own!!

I know I will be in August!!!
Jane
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Old 20-06-2005, 03:36
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Hi Chris,

We were out in both April and May, and for the time of the year I would say the port was just as busy as normal, in one restaurant that we have been using over the last 29 years I asked if they were busy and she did say "not really", although she put it down to the fact that we have so many more restaurants to choose from now.

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Old 20-06-2005, 20:25
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We were out at Easter and May/June half term and it was really busy particularly half term. I don't think there is any thing to worry about, anyway as Jane says there are so many villas and apartments in PP as opposed to large hotels, I don't think there will be any problems.I wonder which hotel is offering all incl tho. My money is on Pollensa park.
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Old 21-06-2005, 00:03
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What's the name of that place half way between Puerto Pollenca and Alcudia?. You know the one looks like Pontins :eek .
Not the one your booked into. no this one is much closer to Alcudia than the one your going to. ........No I don't think your hotel looks like Pontins. That is my get out clause, just in case I offend someone who may actually like that place.

I'll continue digging my self into an even bigger hole way over in the corner of the forum, if that's ok with you.

Rob
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Old 21-06-2005, 18:34
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Don't worry about digging yourself into a hole - I agree with you! It does look awful and such a shame that they felt to need to build there in the first place. I feel quite sorry for the people that stay there as there is really nothing around but the onsite facilities hence why they would probably need to offer all inclusive. Should I start digging my hole now as well?
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Old 21-06-2005, 19:40
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For anyone who may wish to read the article.

BARS AND SHOPS DESERTED IN PORT OF POLLENSA
All-inclusive packages harming local businesses
THE Socialist Party have accused the Balearic Government of “turning their backs” on the small and medium sized businesses in the tourism industry, who are in danger due to the “problems” caused by the all-inclusive package holidays. These statements were made yesterday by the spokesperson for the Socialist Party, Francina Armengol at a press conference. She stated that the Government has let the Balearic tourism industry fall “into the hands of the free market”. Celesti Alomar, the Socialist delegate accompanied Francina Armengol to the press conference and highlighted that there is a “lack of illusion” amongst the feelings of the Balearic business owners, “especially in Majorca”, to face up and fight these new changes in the tourism industry. During April and May, Celesti Alomar, Lorenzo Bravo (Secretary General of a main Trade Union), Isabel Oliver (Congressional Socialist Delegate) and Joan Miralles (a representative from the restaurant sector) met with people who have businesses located in Cala Millor, Alcudia, Cala D'Or, Paguera and Playa de Palma. All these business owners have been affected by the new all-inclusvie package holidays. At one of the meetings a specific case was highlighted which has happened in the Port of Pollensa, “where a hotel now offers all-inclusive packages and the result has left all the shops and bars deserted”, said Celesti Alomar. “A diverse and worried” public turned up at these meetings, the Socialist delegate added.
As a consequence of these meetings, the Socialist Party drew up a report detailing their conclusions. This report was presented yesterday at the press conference by Celesti Alomar. The conclusions of this report state that the traditional tourism market has been severely hit by this tourism crisis. However, other holiday industries have not been affected. “The main challenge” is to strengthen the direct trading of the Balearic tourism market. “We need to get closer to the clients and strengthen the direct relationships, especially by using television advertising campaigns”, said Celesti Alomar. With the arrival of these all-inclusive packages in the Balearic Islands, the intermediary businesses (for example, the tour operators) are also losing out, said the Socialist Delegate. These tour operators are losing their power, as consumers more and more often contact the hotels direct, without needing to use an intermediary.
Therefore, Francina Armengol, is demanding that a focus group is created in the Tourism Commission. In addition, he is asking for more campaigns to be used which will control the quality of the services offered at those hotels with all-inclusive packages.
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