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Four beaches of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Son Servera are awarded the Blue Flag

The name of the Spanish beaches that have obtained a Blue Flag, the quality mark with which the Association of Environmental Education and Consumer (ADEAC) recognizes the best beaches based on the state of the water, the level of beach services and the safety of bathers, is already known.

Among the distinguished beaches are four belonging to the municipalities of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Son Servera. Specifically, they are Cala Millor (Cala Nau, in Sant Llorenç), Sa Coma, Es Ribell and Cala Millor (Son Servera).

On this occasion, when making the assessments, the management of the accumulations of Posidonia oceanica leaves detached by storms and dragged by the waves to the shore has also been taken into account, reminding that out of season they should not be removed from any beach, including urban beaches, because they are “very valuable” for the functioning of coastal ecosystems.

The International Triathlon Totaltri Mallorca celebrates its XIII edition

Gonzalo Pardo wins in the full category, Guillem Soler in olympic and Francesc Artigues in the small category.

Last Sunday, May 5, Cala Millor Beach hosted the start of the XIII Totaltri Mallorca International Triathlon 2024 promoted by the Consorci de Turisme de Son Servera i Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and the Club Triatlón Manacor.

After exciting changes in the middle distance modalities, resulting in a more aggressive and powerful race, the race has three modalities: 1/3 FULL 75.3: 1300mts swim / 60km bike / 14km run; OLYMPIC 51.5: 1500mts swim / 40km bike / 10km run; and SMALL 50.5: 500mts swim / 45km bike / 5km run. The winners in each of the disciplines were: Gonzalo Pardo in the full category, Guillem Soler in olympic and Francesc Artigues in the small category.

It should be recalled that for the first time since the start of this competition, the Totaltri Mallorca 2024 will not be held during the month of June, bringing it forward by one month. This is to avoid hotel overcrowding and excessive traffic that usually originates in Mallorca during the months of June, thus enabling the event to run more smoothly and satisfactorily for participants, who also benefit from significant reductions in their accommodation costs.

As for the number of registered participants, the XIII Totaltri Mallorca International Triathlon 2024 is consolidating an increase in registrations from outside Spain, estimating an overall economic impact of about 400,000 €.

From May 1, the beach services of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar will be launched

Wednesday, May 1, the beach services of the entire coast of the municipalities of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, which will be operational throughout the bathing season 2024 that will last until October 31.

The services are as follows:

Cala Millor beach (Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar):

From the 1st of May, the daily lifeguard and lifeguard service will start from 10.00 to 18.00 h, except in July and August when the service will be extended to 19.30 h.

From the 1st of May the beach will have the following services:

And little by little the other services will be integrated:

Cala Bona beach with AENOR Universal Accessibility certification:

The accessible beach of Cala Buena has been awarded the AENOR Universal Accessibility certification, in accordance with the UNE 170001 Standard.

Sa Coma beach:

And little by little the other services will be integrated:

Costa dels Pins beach:

From 1st May:

Public toilets on the beaches

They will be open from 1st May from Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., on the beaches of Cala Millor, Puerto Viejo and Costa de los Pinos. At Cala Buena beach they will remain open until 17.00 h.

You can consult the complete information of each beach by accessing the following link: Beaches of the Tourism Consortium of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.

39 companies and services have received this year the SICTED distinction in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Son Servera

Recently, diplomas and plaques were issued to those companies and tourist services of the two municipalities that participate in the Integral System of Tourism Quality in Destinations (SICTED), led by the Secretary of State for Tourism, with the collaboration of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), the Agency for Tourism Strategy of the Balearic Islands (AETIB) and the municipalities of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.

In total, the Consorci de Turisme de Son Servera i Sant Llorenç des Cardassar currently has 71 companies or services working the quality system in the destination of Cala Millor, 39 of them in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and 32 in Son Servera.

The SICTED distinction is biannual and the entities distinguished this year have been 18 in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and 19 in Son Servera. The most distinguished trades are hotel establishments, but have also been distinguished stores, bars and restaurants, beach service, public safety, among others.

The Integral System of Spanish Tourism Quality in Destination (SICTED) is a project to improve the quality of tourist destinations promoted by the Spanish Tourism Institute (TURESPAÑA), which works with tourism companies and services, with the aim of improving the experience and satisfaction of tourists, a focus on continuous improvement and an attitude of improvement and enhancement of resources and space.

Dialogue for Water: LIFE AdaptCalaMillor joins WAT’SAVEREUSE in meetings on water management in coastal tourism

The LIFE Adapt Cala Millor project has established a significant collaboration with another project funded by the EU LIFE program, called LIFE WAT’SAVEREUSE, the objective of which is to raise awareness in the tourism sector and promote sustainable practices of water conservation and reuse. This collaboration was materialized through the participation of members of the team in conferences organized by the Water Alliance, focused on sharing and presenting sustainable water management practices in tourist areas of the municipalities of Formentera and Alcúdia.

The first day, held on February 15 at the headquarters of the Consell de Formentera, included a remote presentation of the LIFE AdaptCalaMillor project by Miguel Díaz Diego, technician of the Directorate General of Circular Economy, Energy Transition and Climate Change; Inés Batle Eriksson, president of the Hotel Association of Cala Millor; and Aida Pericas Palou, predoctoral researcher at SOCIB. A week later, on February 22, the second day was held in Alcúdia, where Miguel Díaz Diego presented the project in person. During the two days the project was presented, highlighting the urgent need to address the consequences of climate change and the objectives set for its mitigation. Fundamental elements of the project were highlighted, such as the diversity of participants from different sectors and institutions, the implementation of nature-based solutions, participatory governance, scientific support and the replicability of the project in other urban beaches.

This collaboration between LIFE Adapt Cala Millor and WAT’SAVEREUSE demonstrates the importance of inter-project cooperation in promoting sustainable practices and the pursuit of integrated solutions to climate challenges in coastal areas.

The Cala Millor Tourism Consortium joins the Mallorca Responsible Tourism Commitment

On February 14, the Cala Millor Tourism Consortium signed its adhesion to the Responsible Tourism Commitment of Mallorca, promoted by the Mallorca Tourism Foundation, under the Consell de Mallorca. It is an initiative that aims to “promote sustainable tourism and shape an island in which visitors and residents coexist, enjoy, experience and preserve the nature, values and beauty of Mallorca”.

This commitment aims to serve as a model for responsible tourism practices around the world, going beyond a simple declaration of intent. It is a tangible roadmap for the transformation of Mallorca’s tourism industry, through collective efforts that aim to minimize the environmental impact of tourism, improve the well-being of residents, celebrate and protect our cultural heritage, and create truly memorable experiences for every traveler who chooses Mallorca as a destination.

From the Consorci de Turisme de Cala Millor we encourage you to join this necessary initiative, so that together we can shape a world where travellers experience the magic of Mallorca while preserving its unique charm for generations to come.

The Consorci de Turisme de Son Servera i Sant Llorenç des Cardassar organises the II Fira de l’Ocupació (2nd Employment Fair)

On Wednesday, 28th February, the Auditori de Sa Màniga will be the venue chosen to hold the II Fira de l’Ocupació de Cala Millor, following the success of last year’s event, which was well received and attended by around thirty companies and candidates, who have shown their interest in taking part in future editions.

The aim of this fair is to establish synergies between the population in search of employment and companies in the area that need to fill a wide variety of jobs, from basic service workers to specialized personnel in finance, among others. During the event, candidates will interact with companies, present their CVs and discuss their skills and experience. Companies will conduct one-on-one interviews and collect CVs for current or future vacancies.

During the day, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., workshops will be held for job seekers who will learn useful tools and techniques to succeed in their job interviews. On the other hand, the round table “Optimising talent: challenges and strategies in the selection and retention of qualified personnel” will be held, where the current difficulties posed by the market will be addressed, as well as existing strategies for improvement. The debate will be attended by professionals from human resources and operations in the hotel sector, together with a specialist in issues related to people management. At its conclusion, the doors of the venue will be opened for job interviews to begin.

From 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. the workshop “Interview by competencies” will be held, for which registration is required by clicking here: REGISTRATION.

As a novelty, in this second edition there will be a foodtruck service offering different snack and lunch options.

ICTS SOCIB gives workshops on climate change in Cala Millor to raise awareness and involve young people in the framework of the LIFE AdaptCalaMillor project

Within the framework of LIFE AdaptCalaMillor, the workshops have been held in five educational centers in the municipalities of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Son Servera, as well as in four summer schools in the area, involving 731 participants.

During 2023, the ICTS SOCIB has carried out several workshops on climate change perception in four kindergarten and primary schools (CEIP Punta de n’Amer, CEIP Sant Miquel, CEIP Jaume Fornaris i Talavull and CEIP Na Penyal) and one secondary school (IES Puig de Sa Font) in the municipalities of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Son Servera. In addition, the ICTS SOCIB has given workshops in the four summer schools in the area (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Son Servera, Sa Coma and Cala Millor). Altogether, these workshops have involved up to 731 participants between 7 and 14 years old. The main objective of these workshops is to raise awareness and increase the participation of young people in the decision-making process to select and prioritize strategies to adapt to climate change on the beach of Cala Millor. Through multi-response surveys, participants have shared their thoughts, concerns and visions about climate change and its effects on Cala Millor. This activity has not only allowed to collect valuable data, but has also led to a deeper understanding of environmental awareness in primary and secondary school students. In addition, through the “Photo Game”, participants have traveled back in time, exploring historical images of Cala Millor, thus stimulating conversations about the changes in the environment and the impacts of extreme weather events.

“From the ICTS SOCIB we encourage actions that promote the participation of a committed and informed society in the municipalities of Cala Millor, with the aim of actively involving them in an open decision-making process to select and prioritize strategies for adaptation to climate change, taking into account social needs and demands”, said Aida Pericás, PhD student at the ICTS SOCIB and member of the LIFE AdaptCalaMillor project. In this sense, during this period, ICTS SOCIB has also met with four local associations (Associació de la Tercera Edat de Son Carrió, Associació de Jubilats i Pensionistes de Cala Millor, Associació de la Tercera Edat de Son Servera and Associació de Famílies d’Alumnes del CEIP Sant Miquel a Son Carrió), with the participation of a total of 29 people. In addition, 44 representatives of local, insular and autonomous public administrations have been interviewed. The purpose of these meetings and interviews is to involve the interested parties from the beginning of the project.

In the future, in addition to involving more primary and secondary schools, local associations and representatives of public administrations, “these types of actions will also be extended to the tourism sector, by involving both tourists visiting the area and employees of the tourist sector of Cala Millor in these surveys and meetings”, said Aina García, transfer and innovation technician at the ICTS SOCIB and member of the LIFE AdaptCalaMillor project.

Inés Batle emphasizes in Diario de Mallorca the importance of the Life AdaptCalaMillor project for the adaptation to climate change in the area

The president of the hoteliers of Cala Millor, Inés Batle, analyzes in Diario de Mallorca the importance of the Life AdaptCalaMillor project for the tourist area of the Llevant. This pilot test promoted by the Consorci de Turisme de Cala Millor, which has a total investment of almost 2.3 million euros (1.3 contributed by the EU), seeks to preserve Cala Millor as a sun and beach destination through its adaptation to climate change. “It will be the first destination to undertake a pioneering project to adapt to climate change,” says Batle, recalling that this will be how it will be promoted at tourism fairs

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Totaltrimallorca has a new date: May 5, 2024

In a joint decision between the Cala Millor Tourism Consortium and the Manacor Triathlon Club, it has been agreed to move the date of the 13th edition of the Totaltrimallorca, one of the leading national triathlon events, to May 5, 2024. This is to avoid hotel overcrowding and excessive traffic that usually takes place in Mallorca during the months of June, thus enabling the event to run more smoothly and satisfactorily for participants, who also benefit from significant reductions in their accommodation costs.

During the next few days, registrations for the Totaltrimallorca will be open to www.elitechip.net, with a special offer during the first 7 days. At the same time, it should be noted that there are exciting changes in the distances referred to the middle distance modalities, resulting in a more aggressive and powerful race.

New distances