When local politicians return from their summer break they will certainly be asked why there were fewer tourists on the beach next to them this year. A month ago your average local resident was welcoming the fact that there were fewer tourists but now the penny has dropped. Fewer tourists equal less profit, equal lower salaries equal less economic growth.
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Really? 10% drop in what? Numbers visiting, occupancy rates, Income from tourist tax, projected income of hotels? Sounds to me like a natural rebalancing and the market correcting itself. Surely hotel and smaller operators business plans have longer projections than just year to year? They knew this was going to happen. It's happening. You sound like you'd rather have the island crowded to oblivion, sacrificed on the altar of greed is good and profit must always increase, no matter what. Sad.
Have visited at least once a year since 2001 and coming again in late September. However having gone on mainland Spain in May and found tourist tax much cheaper, price of a similar grade hotel much cheaper, September may be the last visit until prices and tourist tax come down. Love the island but it has become too expensive and getting in and out of the airport is a joke.
Another rushed, rambling rant, with dreadful use of the English language. Come back Humphrey Carter all is forgiven!