Before we get too carried away calling for a ceiling on the number of tourist places, it must be remembered that this year is slightly different than previous seasons. Yes, we have more tourists because of the security concerns about north Africa and resorts in the eastern Mediterranean. So it could be argued that we will never have a season like this one again. Also, the drop in the value of the pound must be taken into account. If British tourists have limited spending power, then they may consider a holiday at home rather than abroad next season.

As I said in this space earlier this week, we should welcome the fact that we are enjoying a record summer season as regards visitor numbers (I am still not convinced by their spending power). Majorca should be celebrating the fact that there are additional tourists this year. If we make a good impression they might elect to come back next year. But, we should be careful. Everyone should be made to feel welcome.