Simple! The Balearics has devised a fantastic way to explain a drop in tourism as good news and at the same time proclaim the tourist tax as the saviour of the islands. The German tourism industry is already warning that the increase in the tourist tax (the rate will be doubled this year) will hit bookings to the islands this year. But the Balearic government says that the islands had reached saturation point during the peak months so the tourist tax is in fact reducing tourism which will mean that the islands will not be so saturated. So let's give a round of applause for the tourist tax or not?