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Iago Negueruela, the Balearic tourism minister, recently said that the "quality" of tourists cannot be defined in terms of how much they spend. Even so, the minister's mantra and that also of the island's tourism sector is one of quality versus quantity. This ratio is undoubtedly one to be qualified by a euro sign and it can lead to somewhat questionable statements, such as those related to April's tourism. Tourist spending by the traditional source markets, like the British, was well up compared with pre-pandemic April 2019. Yes, but inflation had pushed prices up.