13 May 2016
A tax of between €1-2 per person (around £1.55) per day is set to be struck upon tourists this Summer who are travelling to The Balearic Islands.
A tax of between €1-2 per person (around £1.55) per day is set to be struck upon tourists this Summer who are travelling to The Balearic Islands. Popular tourist destinations for Brits including Ibiza, Mallorca, Formentera and Menorca, will hit their tourists with the unpopular tax, which will apply to all holidays taken after the 1st July 2016, even if they are already booked. The costs only apply to tourists aged 14 or over. So if staying on the islands for more than two weeks, it means a family of four with children over the age of 16 could pay up to £70 extra. However, there is a way of making the tax cheaper. If you travel between November and March then the tax is cut by around 50%. Many Brits have said that this is the Tourism Authorities way of cashing in on the tourism coming from terror stricken countries such as Tunisia and Egypt. The extra charge is being classed as an “eco-tax,” which will help the islands look after the natural land and culture, and also help to invest more into popular tourist attractions.