As already reported Nat-geo.ru, May 1 in the Balearic Islands came into effect an increased tourist tax. According to the newspaper Express, the hoteliers of Mallorca immediately ran into problems: some tourists refuse to pay twice the tariffs, citing the fact that they were not informed about it in advance.
“Tourists were surprised by the increase in the resort fee. Some refused to pay, and some paid, but warned that next time they would consider other countries for recreation, “Express quotes the head of Palma and Cala Major Hoteliers Association Javier Vic.
The current situation causes discontent among the owners of hotels, who believe that local authorities do not inform tourists in the best way about the increase of the collection. At the same time, the island council insists that all tourists regularly pay tax.
The Balearic Islands is a Spanish archipelago of 5000 km², located in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The largest islands in its composition are Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera. In 2017, the archipelago received 13.7 million tourists, becoming the second most visited by the Spanish direction after Catalonia (18.2 million).