President Armengol (front third left) , tourism minister Bel Busquets (second right) and others at the ITB fair on Wednesday.
The ITB travel trade show started in Berlin yesterday. The last of the big three fairs held over the winter (London and Madrid are the others), this year's is against the background of what is looking like the most difficult tourism season since 2010. Nine years ago financial crisis was the concern. Now, it is falling numbers of German tourists, who are opting for other Mediterranean destinations. An estimate is that German tourism in the Balearics could fall by around 400,000 - approximately eight per cent.