The Balearic government to consider impact of Brexit.

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The Balearic government has called an urgent meeting of the Tourism Advisory Board this week to discuss and analyse the possible consequences that Britain leaving the European Union will have on the tourist industry, the local economy and jobs.

The meeting is expected to be held on Thursday and the mid to long-term effects of Brexit on the Balearics are going to be top of the agenda.

Balearic vice-president and minister for tourism, Biel Barcelo, said yesterday: "it is vital and absolutely essential that we analyse the possible fall out of the Brexit. We need to discuss the potentially negative effects it will have on the tourist sector and the local economy at large and also discuss a series of measures that we can take in order to minimise the potentially harmful effect it will have on the economy and the labour market. We’ve got to start working on it now and the sector has to cooperate and work together with all the various social and economic sectors."

The Tourism Advisory Board is presided over by the president and vce-president of the Balearics, Francina Armengol and Barcelo and has some 30 members from the worlds of economics, business and social groups as well as representatives from the various island councils, key councils and other bodies directly involved in the tourist industry and the region’s image.