Dear Sir,
I swore last year that I would never return to Spain after the strikes, but because of my liking of Santa Ponsa I decided to return this year. I would like to thank everyone who has made me so welcome over the last 20 years. Once again my holiday is cut short by two days. THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME I STEP FOOT IN SPAIN. I hope the people who are behind this action are happy with themselves, I can see them with empty coaches, hotels and pockets next year. Also my UK holiday advice site will be recommending people don't travel to Spain next year.

Martin (Glasgow)

Eating out

Dear Sir,
My family and I have recently returned from our annual holiday in Majorca. This year we chose to stay at the excellent Marina Hotel in Port De Soller. Typically, my wife, two boys and myself had an excellent weeks break, but one thing struck home like never before, the prices for eating out. I have been coming to Majorca on and off for over 20 years and have watched the island develop into an expensive place to holiday. Traditionally I self cater, avoiding the 'package' tours, however costs for family meals out are now more or less on par with the UK. An average lunch out for our family of four (my kids are 2 and 4 and not large eaters) was around 30 Euros, no alcohol at lunchtimes I may add. In the evening, a cheaper end meal was around 45 euros and a good traditional Majorcan meal (which is one of my reasons for visiting Majorca) was as much as 65 euros, including a half litre of wine & 2 juices for the kids. In pounds sterling this is approximately 20 pounds for lunch or 30 pounds to 40 pounds for dinner. With the changeable weather we did tour the island so this is not a reflection on Soller I may add, the same prices were pretty standard in Alcudia, Pollensa, Cala San Vicente and Santa Ponsa. I pay around the same here in Scotland in my favourite Spanish restaurant in Edinburgh. I heard and read much of Majorca moving up a level in tourism, gearing themselves for richer, more select tourists. I am convinced this is not the way forward.

Mark Strachan. Livingston


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