The president of the government, José Ramón Bauzá, and the mayor of Palma, Mateo Isern presented today the XXX edition of the Palma Boat Show, which is anticipated to attract up to 50.000 visitors within the framework of the Palma International Nautical Week.
At the presentation, Bauzá emphasized that not only does the Show promote the recreational yachting but also the Balearic Islands as a destination par excellence for this sector, “with the best technical and commercial services of the Mediterranean”.
Bauzá indicated that the nautical sector is “strategic” for the community for its high growth potential
and its capacity to create wealth and jobs. He reminded that the sector generates an annual business volume of approximately 800 million euros, almost 3% of the Gross National Product, out of which more than 200 million derive from naval construction and reparation.
The mayor of Palma, Mateo Isern, stated that during the Show the city becomes the neuralgic point of nautical tourism in the Mediterranean and emphasized the importance of attracting this kind of tourist who spends a lot more than the conventional tourist with the average daily spending of 110 €.