The majority of negative thoughts about the tourism industry centres on the effects it is having on heritage (63 percent), whilst 54 percent think that the islands are losing their identity thanks to tourism. In addition 43 percent of residents think that tourism is bread and butter for today but hunger tomorrow.
An overwhelming percentage (753 percent) of Balearic residents think that the tourism season should be extended, whereas 68.1 percent are in favour of turning away tourists so that htere are fewer of them during the summer months. On the other hand, 63.1 percent of the society want measures to be applied which will protect the evironment, especially in Minorca and Majorca.
Furthermore, 66.9 percent of residents are worried about the loss in quality of the complementary services (such as bars, restaurants and shops), and consider these businesses excessive, bland and expensive. Lastly over half of residents (59.3 percent) think the obsolete hotels should be eliminated.
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