A warning to the Balearic government: just because you got lucky with the tourist tax this summer season, it doesn't mean that your luck is going to hold. The controversial tourist tax was introduced with few problems in the summer and now the government has got confident. They are planning to raise the tax rate for next summer, which is a very bad idea. We must remember that this season was rather special. Security fears over resorts in North Africa meant that thousands of tourists were diverted to the Balearics; this was one of the reasons for the record summer.