Just last month at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London there was concern over competing destinations in the eastern Mediterranean and north Africa. In fact, it was rumoured that the islands could attract one million fewer tourists. Now, it was the hoteliers who were raising the alarm. They are furious and concerned that the Balearic government has decided to double the rate of the tourist tax for next season. The recovery of competing destinations which had been hit by security worries was causing concern. But it turns out that these fears were rather unfounded. The run-up to Christmas and the post-Christmas period are some of the key booking times and the Balearics are doing well especially with the British market.
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