Biel Barcelo, Balearic Minister for tourism being interviewed by Bulletin managing editor Jason Moore.

25-09-2015Warwick Upton

The Balearic minister for tourism, Biel Barcelo, appealed for the help of visiting tourists yesterday to make the islands a better place. He said that he understood that no-one liked paying additional taxes but the money the tourist levy which his department wants to introduce would be used to improve island resorts and also protect the environment.

He said that the tax would represent just 1.7 per cent of the overall cost of a package holiday and dismissed allegations made by the opposition Partido Popular and some hoteliers as scaremongering. Barcelo also said that his department would be looking to crackdown on the self-service alcohol being served as part of all-inclusive holidays in hotels.

The full interview with the minister for tourism will appear in Sunday's newspaper.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Just cut the propaganda and tell us in full detail what you will do with the "Tourist Tax" and exactly where it will be apportioned, how much will it cost to administer, and how will the environment be improved and our carbon footprints cut. Frankly, I doubt you will be able to make a logical defence of your daft idea. Most ideas that cut carbon footprint or which are good for the environment do not cost money. They involve a change of in public attitude. Get real.

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