user Henry | over 4 years ago

It is not the “tourists” that create saturation but actually the number of long term residents, their families and visiting “summer friends” - that create the saturation.I do not see the tourist areas saturated at all - I see empty coffee bars, restaurants empty. There will be many “se vende” signs up in resorts in two years time.The “expats” are the complainers about this - but when you ask how long they have lived here, it is less than 10 years. So in my opinion THEY ARE THE PROBLEM.There should be LARGE hoardings up at the airport and a tannoy at the airport in different languages, signs in hotels - education visitors to to use less water due to the lack of rain, this would reduce the pressure on water. Turn the tap off whilst cleaning your teeth and soaping yourself in the shower. I saw some signs on the buses - a start but not as effective.

user TG | over 4 years ago

Lazy journalist, well yes. We have had this same topic several times without any balance in its reporting. So just repeating the same viewpoint is lazy journalism. Same as the repeated negative view on Brexit, it’s a personal viewpoint, but readers really do deserve more balanced journalism.

user Chancer | over 4 years ago

We paid tourist tax when we had three weeks in Ibiza in October. I don't so much mind that as the very high hotel prices for 4/5 * I just priced up the Pelion in Greece as it is beautiful with history,pretty villages,stunning mountains and lovely coves. Reasonable priced flights available at carefully worked out parts of the schedule and cheap long distance bus / train fares between Thessaloniki and Volos to access the area then I found 5* hotels with pools at £72 a night . The prices just don't compare to the best parts of Ibiza and Soller area. I haven't compared car hire to Majorca but in principle we could have a great three week holiday . Shorter flight times to Majorca are a plus combined with our many happy months but in the end common sense prevails .

user Stuart mead | over 4 years ago

Maybe it is bad journalism but he’s right. The tourist tax and the fact that everything is much more expensive now plus the anti tourist brigade you have got there now is obviously going to deter people from going there....

user Henry James | over 4 years ago

Jason Moore has a stock of half a dozen or so viewpoint comments that he simply rewords time and time again throughout the year,he would not get a job on the Beano in the UK.

user MelB | over 4 years ago

This really is lazy journalism. The readers deserve better.

user RBMM | over 4 years ago

Correction: Wrong about daily average spending by British tourists. Correct is 118 euro.

user RBMM | over 4 years ago

Tourist statistics, Ibestat ( shows that German tourists spend less per day than most tourists. The daily average spending by German tourists was in 2015 (latest year available in the statistics) 107 euro, by British 107 euro, and by other nationalities 128 euro. The average daily spending per type of accomodation was 125 euro for tourists staying in hotels versus 109 euro for people in rental accomodation, and 150 euro for people staying in "other alternatives" whatever that is.

user palmadave | over 4 years ago

Sorry, Should read............'record number of Tourists visit Mallorca in 2018'.

user palmadave | over 4 years ago

Rubbish Jason. Another could, might, maybe article. Next year you will see reported ' record number of Tourists visit Mallorca'.