Nuria Riera of the Partido Popular in the Balearics

The PP have consistently called for the tourist tax to be scrapped.

29-11-2021Parlament de les Illes Balears

The Partido Popular opposition in the Balearics believe that the Mallorca Hoteliers Federation's demand that the tourist tax is suspended in 2022 is "logical". The sustainable tourism tax, sometimes also referred to as the ecotax, is - in the view of the PP's Nuria Riera - an "ecofarce".

At a Monday press conference at the Balearic parliament, Riera said that just as it was logical for the hoteliers to want to eliminate the tax, so it was also "logical that the new coordinator of Més, Lluís Apesteguia, should call for it".

Riera added that the government "has been totally discredited" after sponsoring the Los 40 Music Awards with tourist tax funds, while it has been shown that the sustainable tourism tax is neither "eco" nor a tax. It exists to fill the box of resources that President Armengol needs for "the structure she has in the government".

The PP's deputy spokesperson noted that the PP have called for the tax to be eliminated on numerous occasions. But while it exists, "it should be used for the purposes for which it was introduced in 2016".


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Stephen / Hace about 1 month

What has the Los 40 Music Awards got to do with Tourists , this just goes to show how ridiculous this TAX is it was NOT meant for this sort of thing ,if the Government wants sponsor this type of thing they should use other money and NOT the TOURIST TAX shame on you for doing thids