Majorca Awarded a Place on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

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Majorca’s recent inclusion in UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List could herald the start of a new holiday trend to holiday the island, say Travelsoon.

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This month, UNESCO named Majorca’s El Canto de La Sibilia, or Song of the Sybil as one of three Spanish Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, alongside the flamenco music and dance of Andalusia, and Los Castelles, or the human castles of Catalonia. Majorca’s inclusion in this Cultural Heritage list, which also included Mediterranean cooking and the Beijing Opera, could lead to a cultural boost for the island, which has become more famous in recent years for summer breaks and cheap holidays to Majorca, according to travel industry insiders.

Luke Nathan of online travel consultants says: “The Song of the Sybil is a Gregorian chant that is often described as a prophecy detailing the apocalypse and dates back to the medieval times and is traditionally performed in churches all over Majorca on Christmas Eve. While this may not sound very seasonal, it is a highly respected tradition on the island, and many tourists and travellers simply aren’t aware of its existence. UNESCO’s decision to include this traditional liturgical drama into their Cultural Heritage list could open up Majorca and its many destinations, such as Alcudia holidays, to a whole new generation of visitors, who are seeking a more cultural Spanish holiday.”

While Majorca has long been a favourite haunt of travellers seeking sun, sea and all things sandy in the summer, few people realise that the island has an interesting political, social and historical background, with several key events of the Spanish Civil War taking place there. It was only during the 1950s that the area began being advertised as a holiday destination, and mass tourism caused several towns and cities, including the capital Palma, to grow.

Nathan continues: “Majorca has obviously been a summer holiday favourite with tourists for many years, and the availability of holidays to several towns and cities on the island, such as Pollensa holidays have made Majorca an attractive option for many holidaymakers. So with this new announcement by UNESCO revealing an altogether different side of Majorca, it may become an attractive destination for holidaymakers who might not have considered travelling there before.”

About is one of the leading travel consultancies in the country, specializing in tailor made and package holidays for our new and established client base. Located in Romford, Essex, Travelsoon works in conjunction with some of the leading tour operators to provide solutions for all manner of our client’s holiday requirements. Travelsoon’s commitment to consumer satisfaction means that our staff is mindful of the customer experience as a whole, and implements the most up to date technology and systems to ensure their needs are met and exceeded. Our consultants are dedicated to establishing and cultivating relationships with our partners as well as our customers to ensure their holiday stay is unforgettable. Praised for their innovation and creativity, the firm employs over 100 staff and our market share grows from strength to strength. Travelsoon is part of the Freedom Travel Group and is fully ATOL and ABTA bonded.

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