The tourist tax was introduced on 1 July 2016, and in 2018 it's going up.
The rate of the tourist tax seems set to increase in 2018. The government, speaking of a need to regulate the flow of tourists into the Balearics, sees an increase as a means of achieving this. PSOE, which has previously not subscribed to the idea of tourist limits, appears to now believe there is a need, with the tourist tax a potential way of establishing limits. For the tourism minister, Biel Barceló (Més), an increase in the tax, with limits in mind, would represent something of a shift in his stance. He has in the past said that the tourist tax is not a tool for limiting tourist numbers.