Dear Sir,

Every day we read about the tourist tax that one day we will have to pay, but it seems to me that the Balearic government is going to have that many collectors for this tax that it costs more in admin. costs than they will collect, so why don't they just stick a tenner on everybody that leaves the island either by plane or boat, we have to pay this sort of tax when we leave most other countries so why not here, this way it does not matter where they stay or whom they rent off they still have to pay and the airport or ferry offices collect and pay the taxes on.

John McCarthy