For the first four months of the year, the number of foreign tourists in the Balearics increased 0.6% compared with January to April 2017. There was a total of 1,603,850. In April alone there were 930,688 foreign tourists, a decrease of 6.8% over last year. This can be attributed to Easter. In March the number of tourists rose significantly as people were arriving in the final week of the month for the Easter break. Easter last year was in the middle of April.