Return of cruise passengers, but no trade for Palm

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The return of cruise passengers to Palma on Thursday made virtually no difference to bars, restaurants and shops. There were just the 200, and they were subject to strict protocols which meant that they couldn’t go where they liked.

For shops in the centre of Palma, it is said that cruise passenger spending would normally equate to 50% of turnover. The president of the Afedeco retailers associationand restaurants opened i, Antoni GayáThe province. If so, says that things need to be made easier so that cruise passengers can buy in the city’s shops. “It doesn’t make sense that tourists arriving by plane can walk, shop and go to restaurants without restrictions, while those who arrive by cruise ship cannot. What was the point of the tourism minister welcoming them2021-04-10T14:22:08.328Z, if they were then not allowed to buy?”

His counterpart from the Pimeco association, Antoni Fuster, says that Palma shops and restaurants are “safe spaces”. Despite the lack of business on Thursday, he was optimistic about the return of cruise ships. “It’s a symbol that there is recovery and that we are getting closer to normality.”

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