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 Mallorca adopts sustainability scheme   -   02 Dec 2008

Officials on the island of Mallorca have adopted a new sustainability scheme aimed at promoting responsible tourism and protecting the island's fantastic beaches and scenery.

The region of Calvia will be the first to adopt the scheme and local hotels and businesses have all been urged to co-operate with the initiative, Travel Weekly reports.

Travelife Sustainability System ranks resorts and hotels according to their environmental performance.

Commenting on the plans, Chris Thompson, head of responsible tourism at the Federation of Tour Operators, said: "Securing collaboration with the Calvia region will not only pave the way for the introduction of the system throughout the Balearics and mainland Spain, but also send a clear message to popular destinations everywhere that we want to introduce the Travelife Sustainability System as the tool of choice for British tour operators."

One of Europe's most popular villa holiday destinations, Mallorca is home to numerous stunning attractions including the Castell de Capdepera and the Formenter Peninsula.

Written by Fiona MayersADNFCR-657-ID-18906578-ADNFCR