Majorca has a problem. It is a serious one and if it doesn't appear soon our principal industry will suffer severely. I am of course talking about the sun. Plenty is said about tourism and its importance. The government has even introduced a tourist tax. But if the sun is not shining, tourists will go elsewhere. Last weekend was a washout in some areas, especially in the north of the island, hitting the cuttlefish fair in Alcudia and the build-up to the wine festival in Pollensa. There were a lot of rather fed-up tourists about also. The weather forecast for this week is good and Majorca should be back on track, but it has been a poor start to the holiday season and we can't blame competing resorts in the eastern Mediterranean and north Africa. You can't even blame the tourist tax or the Balearic government's new legislation on holiday rentals. The reason is because the weather has been poor and without good weather the island has problems.

Resorts are quite naturally built around the sun. From bar terraces to outdoor attractions Majorca needs the sun. Many local businesses are already complaining that the weather has hit their profits. There is a lot more to this island than just the beach and the sun, but it is a vital part of the industry. We need the sun because otherwise tourists will go elsewhere. If rain is forecast I am afraid to say that bookings will fall. This island's tourist industry is built on the sun.


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John P / Hace over 2 years

Unbelievable,I assume this “journalist “ has only just started his career. No doubt next article will stress the importance of the sand and sea to tourists. To be fair I now read the bulletin not for the informative articles but to see how pathetic this persons articles can get. P.S. perhaps he could research if ski resorts need snow.


Richard / Hace over 2 years

Could haven been written by a seven year old kid. Appalling journalism.


MelB / Hace over 2 years

Another weak, lazy and poorly written editorial. The readers deserve something better.


Jaime / Hace over 2 years

Seems obvious but there are seemingly plenty on the island who think people will continue to visit Mallorca whatever the weather. On the other hand, the likes of Arran, Terraferida etc. will be hoping it rains all year.