Extraordinary photo: Alberto Jarabo (top left); Montse Seijas (the Podemos deputy expelled by the party two to his left); Vicenç Vidal (environment minister) who is smiling at Marc Pons (housing and transport), who appears to have fallen asleep. | Jaume Morey


Speaking in parliament today, the leader of Podemos, Alberto Jarabo, said that he does not agree with the approach being taken by the government in tackling tourism seasonality. It will not, he stated, reduce the number of tourists in summer.

"We are asking for containment. More tourists do not mean a reduction in job insecurity, whether in summer or winter." Jarabo added that the people of the Balearics do not deserve the "tourist bubble" that has burst out.

Jarabo was wanting to know if the government intends directing tourism promotion policy alongside the island councils and town halls in order that it is adapted to the current situation of "saturation". (He has been saying that there shouldn't be any promotion.)

President Armengol responded by saying that the Balearic Tourism Agency will next week present its plan of action. This has been developed in coordination with the councils for the first time and takes into account the specific needs of each island.