Frantic hoteliers in Majorca and Ibiza are calling on the Balearic Government to scrap its controversial tourist tax immediately, claiming the nightly charge is a ‘serious threat’ to the future of the islands.
They are making their call amid revelations that the start of this year’s season is being postponed for six weeks due to a number of factors, including Easter falling in late April, a massive fall in the number of British holidaymakers, worries about Brexit and the continued resurgence of markets such as Turkey and Egypt.
The three main hotel associations in the Balearics want the immediate withdrawal of the tourist tax, which was reintroduced in 2016 and then doubled in 2018.
The three Balearic hotel associations say the islands’ government has to listen to them – and scrapping the tourist tax must be a priority.
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