The Balearic government to consider impact of Brexit.


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.


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Johnny Foreigner / Hace over 5 years

I have an idea how to minimize the effect. The Balearics break away from Spain (its a drag anyway) and joins the UK in place of those miserable whinging Scots. We lose a cold miserable piece of ice with ginger haired Krankies and gain some warm sunny Isles with happy beautiful people. Seems like a no brainer to me!


Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Brexit means that Minister for Tourism Snr. Barcelo will have to encourage his organisation to work much harder to attract British holiday-makers whose available cash both home and abroad is likely to diminish substantially. Unfortunately he has already made a fatal mistake in backing the Tourist Tax. He needs to get into the real world and learn to fight for custom in the tourist market. Maybe he has it in him to learn from his mistakes, and to instead begin a charm offensive to win tourist custom for this wonderful island?


Mike / Hace over 5 years

Brexit will show other country's that you can only lie rip people off and line their own pockets for so long before it turns around and bites you on the ass the same with the tourist tax get ready for a melt down Majorca if we get less for our pound you will end up with nothing


STAN JESSOP / Hace over 5 years

STAN JESSOP / Hace 11 minutes This T T will backfire on Mallorca. The Euro Exchange today is 1.14. €20 is now £18. €50 is now £45. All Inclusive will score again, for the ALL Controlling Islands Hotel Groups. Those with self employed business, will go Bankrupt. Jobs lost, suppliers finish business. As Tourists become aware of these increasing costs, less will come to Mallorca.



zaax / Hace over 5 years

When Sterling goes down the prices go up, so Brits buy less, including less holidaying