Balearics may start tourist tax in 2016

Visitors face paying daily tax of between €1 and €2
Visitors to Spain’s Balearic Islands face paying a daily tax of between €1 and €2 from next year, designed to help protect and improve the island.
Final details are still under consideration, with no sign as to whether or not the tax will be introduced before or after the peak season. A cap on the tax is also expected.
The tax would be levied on all visitors to Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, although children are expected to be exempted, and the tax is likely to be reduced in the off-peak seasons.
The money would be used to preserve the islands’ natural and cultural beauty as well as make improvements to infrastructure.
Critics of the proposal say it could drive away tourists. Supporters argue that Barcelona’s introduction of a nightly tax of €0.72 for a maximum of seven nights has had little impact on its own tourism numbers.
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