If you had looked at local newspapers on Thursday, you would have seen that the doubling of the tourist tax was the second or third item on their front pages (apart from the Bulletin). The increase in the tax rate for next year had been rumoured for some time so it came as no real surprise locally. But in the German and British newspaper it was banner headlines. In fact, even the Reuters news agency covered the story.

So it was big news away from Majorca but a small story in Majorca. This is quite interesting really because it shows that whatever happens in Majorca is big news in Britain and Germany especially when it involves taxes and tourism. The word is out. A holiday to Majorca next year will be more expensive. Now we just have to wait and see.