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Thursday 2 October, 2014 Edition #4465

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Spain poised to launch new UK marketing campaign


By Humphrey Carter

Over this coming winter, Spain and the Balearics are going to be making a concerted effort to bolster the all important UK tourist market.

Palma.—Recent reports have shown how the UK market has dominated the industry inSpain again this year, although it has not performed as well as expected here in the Balearics, and to ensure that trend continues and leads to an up turn in the Balearics next year,  the Spanish  tourist board has drawn up a new 10-point marketing plan for the UK as it seeks to mature the market.
Enrique Ruiz de Lera, north Europe area co-ordinator for the Spanish National Tourist Office (SNTO),  yesterday told delegates at an international tourism convention in Seville, that  he will focus on the new trips as the board pushes the ideals of relaxation, discovery, enjoyment, learning and meetings.
To this end it is hoping that trips based around relaxation, gastronomy, nature, activity, cities, art and culture, golf, tours and  special interest breaks  will entice a new market.
He said: “All these products are mainly niche (in the UK) but should be mainstream so we have the perfect opportunity for growth.

Education minister talks, Bauza will not...

Palma.—The newly appointed Balearic Minister for Education, Nuria Riera, yesterday continued her rounds of talks with the education sector yesterday as she tries to break the deadlock over the government’s controversial TIL, trilingual curriculum.
First meeting of the day was with the Rector of the Balearic University, Llorenç Huguet.
The university should have been consulted when the TIL programme was first drawn up, but was not, and that  is one of the reasons the Balearic High Court ruled that week that the programme is “invalid” and should be suspended.
Both Riera and Huguet agreed that trilingual teaching in the Balearics is “very important for the region” and agreed to cooperate in future projects which are in the general interest of the general public, such as major alterations to the school curriculum.

Today's weather


High of 27 and low 19

Palmanova building evacuated for fire


By Humphrey Carter

A 67-year-old man was injured and a kindergarten had to evacuated when a fire broke out in Palmanova yesterday.

Palma.—The fire broke out just after 2.30pm in a second floor apartment in a block of four flats in calle Roses Bermejo. The fire gutted the apartment and a kindergarten on the ground floor was immediately evacuated as nearly 30 fire fighters from brigades in Palma, Santa Ponsa and Soller were involved in fighting the flames.
None of the  children or teachers were injured but a 67-year-old resident had to be taken to Son Espases Hospital after having suffered first and second degree burns.
According to the fire services, the blaze spread through the apartment extremely quickly, primarily because it apparently was stocked with boxes and rubbish.
“We came across everything, it was full of rubbish,” one fire fighter said.
Fire chief Joan Cifuentes said  that the immediate priorities were the owner of the apartment, in which the  fire started, who was admitted to hospital, and the children in the kindergarten.

Back lash over the Balearics being short changed in the budget

Another blow for Bauza.

Palma.—The 87 percent increase in investment in the Balearics by central government next year, has not fooled any one because the Balearics will still receive the lowest amount of public funds than any other region of Spain.
This year, the Balearics had to make do with 74.02 million euros of public funding, next year, the region has been pledged 138.45 million euros, but even the Balearic government said yesterday that it intends to battle for more funding.
The Confederation of Balearic Businesses (CAEB)  called on the regional government to address the issue of the Balearics “being at the end of the line” when it comes to public funding.
“Unless the Balearic government can secure extra funding from Madrid, the rate of economic growth is going to be much slower than is other parts of the country,” CAEB said in a statement.

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