Palma has struggled to cope with mass tourism this summer. | Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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The spokesperson for Palma City Council and councillor for Social Justice, Feminism and LGTBI, Alberto Jarabo, said today that the council “is not in favour of tourist overcrowding”, claiming “what we have experienced this summer” is due to the fact that “there was insufficient preparation” and “the population has suffered the consequences”.

Limits have to be set at the moment to tackle overcrowding, but you can’t have long periods of unemployment during the low season,” Jarabo concluded.

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“So much more effort has be channelled into promoting winter tourism in resorts such as Playa de Palma in order to maintain the high level of employment we have experienced this year as a result of tourism,” he added, while repeating that Palma cannot continue to thrive off two to three extremely busy months and the excess tourism experienced this summer.