Majorca activists, locals demand fewer cruise ships

thejakartapost.com

Activists and locals in the Spanish holiday island of Majorca on Tuesday launched a campaign asking for fewer cruise ships just days after thousands in Venice called for an outright ban in the Italian city.


In a manifesto published on campaign website You Move Europe, some 20 associations asked local authorities to limit arrivals in Palma de Majorca, the island's capital, to one a day and 4,000 visitors.


"Three or four cruise ships accumulate at a time and unleash 15,000 people on the city," Jaume Garau, head of environmental platform Palma XXI, told AFP.


The number of cruise passengers descending on Palma has lept from 545,000 in 2009 to 1.19 million last year, according to the regional statistics institute.

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Posted: 13 Jun 2019 13:47:42

  
  

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