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Formentera fetes World Yoga Day with a master class from Veronica Blume

foto 2022 dia ioga CThe Formentera Office of Tourism is pleased to report that yesterday, 21 June, Formentera celebrated World Yoga Day with model and yogi Veronica Blume.

For the special day, the Consell de Formentera and Puro Bienestar programmed a master class in La Savina port which was attended by 60 people and led by Blume, a leading professional and international model.

The United Nations has selected 21 June to raise awareness of the benefits of this discipline for holistic wellness. Yoga works all areas of the human body in a well-balanced and harmonious way that is aligned with natural cycles.

The event not only served to fundraise, it was also tuned for sustainability. All proceeds from registration fees will go to the Save Posidonia Project.

22 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera gives owners of holiday rentals a document to prevent house parties and offer legal security

The Formentera Offices of Tourist Planning and Interior is making available to owners of vacation rental properties a document with a clause on nuisance activities, parties and exceeding established numbers of guests.

Alejandra Ferrer, vice president and councillor of tourism, said the document was created "to offer islanders a resource to prevent illegal parties and foster a neighbourly coexistence that is respectful of residents and visitors". The document states that "activities, particularly large parties, [causing] nuisance, harm or damage to third parties or neighbours" are "expressly prohibited".

The clause explicitly forbids:

- Events and parties in the rented accommodation without prior written permission from the lessor.
- For-profit parties without the appropriate authorisations.
- Occupying or over-nighting in the accommodation by individuals other than those established in the maximum capacity and listed in the document as guests.

Signers acknowledge that "failure to comply with these clauses will result in the automatic termination of the rental contract and guests will be asked to leave the rented property immediately".  Law enforcement will be contacted and enlisted to assist in the eviction in the event of non-compliance. The document includes the details of all persons who will be staying in the property and who will be responsible for any fines that may apply.

This document is signed and a copy is sent to Formentera Local Police, who are empowered to act more effectively. "We want to raise awareness among visitors as they arrive, so that they know what's required of them. At the same time, this is about providing legal support to property owners and facilitating the work of law enforcement", said Vice President Ferrer.

The clause has been tailored to the current regulations after a similar document underlining COVID-19 restrictions was well received last year. This document will be sent to tourism industry employers, estate agencies and tourism operators, and is available for download in the Tourism Planning section of the Consell de Formentera website in Catalan, Spanish and English.

16 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Eighth Formentera Jazz Festival starts today

foto 2022 FJFThis morning, Maxwell Wright, director of the Formentera Jazz Festival (FJF), and Tony Gartell and Gustavo Rojo, of the local jazz band, presented the festival that runs today through Sunday.

Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President and Councillor of Tourism, and Susana Labrador, Councillor of Culture, thanked the three for organising this festival of music and culture for tourists and residents.

The complete programme is available on the FJF website and on the attached poster.

Returning to its pre-pandemic format, the FJF programme will offer a mix of master classes, presentations and "sound connections" held online and free, nightly, in-the-flesh musical performances which are open to the general public. After tonight's opening session at Blue Bar, FJF heads to Plaça de la Constitució on Friday night and Saturday before celebrating its closing session Sunday at Chezz Gerdi.

2 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera celebrates International Yoga Day with Verónica Blume

The Formentera Office of Tourism is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 21 June, model and yogi Verónica Blume will be on the island to help us celebrate International Yoga Day.

To mark the special day, the Consell de Formentera and Puro Bienestar have revived a one of a kind master class in La Savina port with Blume, an international leading light in the profession.

The United Nations has chosen this date to build awareness around the benefits of yoga, a holistic wellness discipline which engages the body in an integral, harmonious and balanced way while respecting natural cycles.

"The Way Back to You" promises to be a special, intimate and very personal exercise. There will be a consciousness-oriented master class in yoga, which organisers hope will push attendees to start, remember or resume that path that leads back to themselves.

The class is scheduled for 8.00pm, June 21, on the patio of the Fishermen's Guild [Confraria de Pescadors] in La Savina.

This event is charitable and tuned for sustainability, so proceeds will go to preserving posidonia seagrass. Registration costs €25. Space is limited and mats will be provided, but participants should bring warm clothing for the final relaxation exercise.

Click here to sign up.

1 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera hosts VYCO participants in meeting on sustainable travel

Between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Thursday 2 June, islanders will gather at Casbah for a talk entitled “Traveling kindly”. This meeting is part of VYCO, an international conference on travel and communications set to unfold 2 and 4 June on Eivissa and Formentera and which was presented today.

On Formentera, travel journalist Paco Nadal will moderate a presentation where biologist Manu San Félix will talk about the importance in our lives of seas and oceans. This will be followed by a round-table discussion with San Félix, Nadal, naturalist and explorer Nacho Dean (the first person to walk round the world) and traveller and lover of the sea David Ruiz, who has crossed the Atlantic five times and explains it in his latest book “Irse”.

The talk and subsequent discussion are open to the public and highlight the new demands and modes of travel and the most sustainable ways to enjoy it. To attend as a member of the public, send an email to hola@vyco.es. On Saturday 4 June, the conference will continue on Eivissa:

From 10.00am to 12.30am
Travel communication

Presented and moderated by Paco Nadal

Alan x el Mundo, “The Power of Travel”

Ana Azul Mistico

Judith Tiral

Discussion table: “The future of travel communication”

Guille Rodriguez, social media director, Palladium Hotel Group

6.00pm to 8.30pm
Great adventures

Auditori Caló de s'Oli, Sant Josep de sa Talaia

Paco Nadal, “Fascination with large open spaces”

Nacho Dean, “Explorer of nature”

Albert Sans, “Vidaje, the slowest round-the-world trip in history”

David Ruiz, “Irse, the solo round-the-world sailing trip”

Organisers say the event is about bringing together agents and leaders of an essential sector of the economy and reflecting on new models of tourism, demands posed by post-pandemic times, promotion, dissemination and creating a unique experience. The Formentera Office of Tourism has collaborated with this event.

24 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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