The merchants of doom and gloom were forecasting a massive fall in tourism as a direct result of the controversial tourist tax introduced in July. They were wrong because this summer will go down on record as one of the most successful ever. But they still could be proved right. It is unlikely, but obviously few tourists realised that they would be paying a tax when they came on holiday, so they might not return next season. It is a small "might" because I sincerely doubt that tourists will boycott the islands over a small charge, but it is a possibility.