There were absentees at London’s World Travel Market. Town hall representation was thin on the ground, and where there was, guess who was represented? Inequality among supposed equals of an island tourism economy demands publicity for and attention paid to Calvia and Palma. And no, this is not an observation solely based on the resort municipalities of the bays of Alcudia and Pollensa, as it applies to you in Soller, in Andratx, in LlucmajorThe knock on their door by hospital staff said they had no idea it was happening and some said communication was too last minute., in Campos, in Ses Salines, in Santanyi, in Felanitx, in Manacor, in Sant Lloren?, in Son Servera, in Capdepera, in Arta as well.
Covid probably explains the absencesThe province says all adult Quebecers will be able to register for vaccines by May 14 and receive their first shots by June 24., but does it also explain the presence? Has Covid made the divide greater, reinforced the perceived but also real gap? One cannot deny that Calvia and Palma are serious sources of revenue generation not just for themselves but also the island. But the constant political mantra of improved wealth distribution from the tourism economy at an individual, personal level is talk not matched by the tourist municipality walk.
There again, the absences meant that there are no observations such as this one from two years ago – “Alcudia was at the World Travel Market earlier this week. This meant that the mayor, Barbara Rebassa, and councillor for tourism, Josep Cladera, were making their London debuts. Changes in the administration because of the municipal elections allow new faces to muscle into the photo opportunities, and so there was the mayor and there was the tourism councillor alongside the Balearic president, the tourism ministerTracking progress o, the president of the Council of Majorca and the Council’s councillor for tourism.”
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