For tourism, which nationally grew by just over one per cent in registering 83.7 million tourists in 2019 but showed an overall slip of 0.6% (to 16,453,697) in the Balearics, a performance which - despite all the dire forecasts on account of foreign competition, tourist tax, German economy, Brexit, etc. - was a pretty decent result.

However, lurking in the tourism statistical undergrowth was a figure which was studiously ignored by more or less everyone, including the government.

In December, foreign tourists fell by a whopping 32%. Thomas Cook? Maybe; the Canaries also showed a decrease. Still, let’s keep saying it - #BetterInWinter.


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.