Several tourist guides in Valencia have gathered to protest against “the danger of extinction” of this profession due to the consequences of the Coronavirus crisis in tourism. photo: | Juan Carlos Cárdenas
Many a long year ago, as in 1964, ‘mass’ tourism in Majorca was in its infancy. This mass didn’t stretch to one million in the whole of the Balearics, let alone Majorca, but no one was complaining. By and large, people didn’t complain. There were new jobs to be had. Some of them were even reasonably well paid. And by comparison with the time before the mass started to appear, the wages were better. It was only towards the late 1960s that negativity began to take hold. Talk of saturation emerged, and while those were still days of the censors, debate about the impact of tourism on the way of life, on island culture, and on the coastal environment was permitted so long as no fingers were being pointed.
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