By Jason Moore

THE Balearic government is upbeat and so are the tour operators who claim that summer 2011 will be a good season for Majorca with more British tourists heading to our shores. But the big problem is that no-one is convinced and I would say that it is far too early to make upbeat assessments. I am sceptical to say the least. The British government´s major spending cuts are going to come into force in the New Year and the rate of Valued Added tax rises to 20 percent. There is still a danger that Britain could fall back into recession. Despite the euro experiencing its biggest crisis to date it has still not fallen dramatically in value against the pound.

I still believe that until the pound recovers against the euro there will be no significant increase in British tourists coming to the island. A decade ago and the majority of people would book their summer holidays in January but now many wait until the last minute to cash-in on the latest special offers.

I sincerely hope that summer 2011 will be really great for Majorca and British tourists will start returning in large numbers. But at the moment it is just a question of wait and see. And it is not just a question of numbers. What we need is tourists who have money to spend also.


The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted'); - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.


Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.