Lost sand in Cala Millor.

01-04-2020Assumpta Bassa - Archive

The University of the Balearic Islands undertook a study to analyse visitors' willingness to pay for a series of measures to minimise the impact of climate change on Majorca's coasts and beaches. The study and its results have been published in the journal Climatic Change. They reveal that tourists would be prepared to spend 1.23 euros per day of their stay in Majorca in order save a metre of beach from the effects of climate change (rising sea level); 0.9 euros per day to prevent masses of jellyfish; and 0.31 euros a day to recover one per cent of posidonia sea grass meadows.

The research by Alejandra Enríquez and Àngel Bujosa involved questionnaires that were part of a wider investigation into evaluating the effects of climate change on the well-being of tourists visiting the Balearics. These questionnaires were divided into three parts: the importance of environmental problems that can affect tourist experience in the destination; a detailed description of the impacts of climate change that can be expected in the destination; the socioeconomic characteristics of the interviewees.


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S. / Hace 10 months

We don’t celebrate April Fool’s Day in Spain. Our equivalent is on December 28 Holy Innocents Day.


David Martín Sánchez / Hace 10 months

I guess it's the April Fool's Day news.


DavidG / Hace 10 months

There will not be any tourist tax contribution by myself in 2020 as I won’t be going to Majorca


bmc / Hace 10 months

I thought that the tourist tax was brought in to help support the environment and infrastructure on the island. Do we know where it went? The local and Spanish population also take advantage of the beaches will they also have to pay more. For many years I have wrote about the erosion of the beaches, nothing at all has been done to prevent that happening, why ? Who made that decision to do nothing. Prevention is better than cure. I fear it is now too late . It always falls on the tourist to pay, For a few years they will not be able to afford Majorca I fear.


Phil / Hace 10 months

There wont be any tourists this year. You can have 100 metres of beach for yourself!


Anton / Hace 10 months

Tourists already pay. It's called the tourist tax, and is spent on anything as long as it has nothing to do with tourism.


John Parkinson / Hace 10 months

What is the tourist tax for.Excellent idea but any chance of the bars/restuarants,etc also contributing as they will benefit.