CLIA and cruise lines have enjoyed a close and positive cooperation with the Island of Majorca for many years. As the industry continues its sustainable resumption of cruises, CLIA met with the Minister of Economy, Tourism and Labour, Iago Negueruela in December 2021 to discuss tourism management.
Following the meeting, we were pleased to confirm the continued cooperation with the Balearic Islands Government to help Majorca address its specific tourism management issues, including the challenges relating to the configuration of Palma’s old city.
“Providing the best quality of experience for passengers is at the heart of cruising. We share a common vision with destinations to capture the social and economic benefits of tourism for residents while safeguarding the long-term sustainability of the cruise destination for future generations.
“We recognise that every destination is unique, and we will continue to work with with local authorities to help destinations thrive from responsible tourism.” – Marie-Caroline Laurent, Director General, CLIA Europe
Alfredo Serrano, National Director, CLIA Spain
“As an important cruise destination, cruise visits contribute significantly to the economy of the Balearic Islands. The cruise industry generates more than €500 million for the islands and supports around 4000 jobs on the islands.
“We note the new framework that the destination intends to carry out and support its objective of the harmonious co-existence of residents and tourists. This approach illustrates CLIA’s commitment to work with the world’s most visited destinations to collaborate on long-term destination management.” – Alfredo Serrano, National Director, CLIA Spain.