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Boost for Bellver
1.2 million euros have been earmarked by Palma town hall to make improvements to Bellver Forest. Most of the money is coming from the island’s eco-tax, which will be used to help protect the forest areas by restructuring perimeter tracks, with the rest being made available from the European Regional Development Fund.
Engel & Völkers celebrate 40 years
The global property company Engel & Völkers celebrated 40 years in business recently, with an exclusive gala on the 13th September in their newly-built Hamburg headquarters. Christian Völkers, founder and CEO of the firm, welcomed 280 guest that included British actor Joseph Fiennes and a range of high-profile names. A highlight of the evening was guided tours through the new company headquarters, designed by renowned architect Richard Meier.
More parking for Es Trenc
A new public car park is to be built for the Es Trenc Nature Park to accommodate up to 500 vehicles. The Governing Council of Mallorca has authorised the expropriation of land to provide space for the parking area, which will be situated on the crossing where the road to Ses Covetes meets the Sa Ràpita highway. Works are to start “as soon as possible” with the aim of completion before the next summer season.
German renovation event
Business de Baleares and Andamios y Escenarios S.L. have organised a two-day event for German property owners on Mallorca. On 20/21st October in Santa Ponsa a ‘Build and Craft’ fair will be held, where owners have the opportunity to work together with German home improvement experts to develop renovation ideas for their homes.
Push for direct US routes
Council of Mallorca representatives have travelled to New York to encourage the establishment of direct flights to the island. The Council was also there promoting the cultural aspects of Mallorca in a bid to to increase the number of North American tourists, which last year totalled around 40,000
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