You would have thought that the Balearic government would have informed tourists that the rate of the tourist tax was going to double. Can you imagine - you arrive on holiday and just when you are about to head up to your hotel room, you are presented with a bill from the Balearic government for the tourist tax, and the rate is double what you paid last year. I have always said that if the tourist tax is to be a success then tourists need to feel a part of the whole process. The ministry for tourism says that the tourist tax cash is making Majorca a better place and also improving the resorts. So wouldn't it be a good idea if tourists were informed about the tax, its rate and what the money was going to be spent on? It is only polite surely? I think it is outrageous that tourists are being kept in the dark.

I know that the ministry will be producing some informative leaflets to be distributed to hotels. But it appears that these leaflets have still not arrived. A tourist tax is always going to be a gamble because the holiday industry always has its eye on the final cost. So really, tourists need to be updated on how the money is being spent. Majorca is facing competition from cheaper holiday destinations in the eastern Mediterranean. It must take this into account and ensure that the islands offer value for money and also that tourists are kept informed at all times of new developments.

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Phil / Hace over 3 years

In Reply to B Rowe - I think you will find Greece and all the Islands has introduced a tourist tax that started from this year. Tourist tax is not just a Mallorca issue.

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B.Rowe. / Hace over 3 years

With a week to go to my holiday in Majorca the island announces that the tourist tax will be double plus Madrid want to apply 10% tax on top. I find that this will place a minimum of 40 Euros on my holiday which I was not expecting and have decided that next year I will not visit this island and will return to Corfu,or Crete. In the UK we had a highwayman who robbed travellers on the highways his name was Dick Turpin and this feels like I have had no choice in the matter and have been robbed, if the island had declared this before I booked I would not have booked. Bye Bye Majorca you have made your bed now lie in it, I won't be back.

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Henry James / Hace over 3 years

To really judge the effect of the tourist tax,ask all those who provide complimentary services:bars,restaurants,cafes,taxi drivers travel agencies et al at the end of September how their takings compare to previous years then do the same next September but also ask if family visits are the same or less than two years ago as it will probably families that spend less and go elsewhere the following year.

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RBMM / Hace over 3 years

To Michael please read: https://majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2018/05/01/51735/tourist-tax-rates-from-may-october.html

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Michael / Hace over 3 years

I have booked a one-week holiday for two in a boutique hotel in Paguera in late September, 2018. How much should I expect to pay for this tourist tax?

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S. / Hace over 3 years

In the past, many Mayors became Millionaires after the finish of their period in office. To date, I have not seen any accounts published on Tourist Tax revenues. Nothing from those " Tax Collectors ". Nothing from the administrators of the Tourist Tax, and nothing seen on the how,and what, the tax has been spent on. But, I suspect more Millionaires will emerge soon, and Hotel Groups profits to increase, along with all those collecting the tax.

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