1. may this year, introduced The Balearic Islands, which consists of the turistkære holiday islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Fermentera, Ibiza, Cabrera and Conillera, officially the doubling of tourist tax, which they announced in the autumn of last year.
This means that a few of the high-season average now have to pay 56 euros (420 dollars) in tourist tax for a week at a five star hotel instead of 28 euros (approximately $ 210), while the rate will be halved again in the off-season (from 31. October - 1. may).
It will say that the first place with the new and twice as expensive tax just is over, and it turns out that it is definitely not all that satisfied with the balearic authorities ' decision to require additional fees by the tourists.
Thus, the archipelago Pityuserne, which consists of ferieøerne Ibiza and Formentera lost nothing less than - what is equivalent to 200 million Danish kroner, because the tourists are spending less money or simply will be completely gone.
The typing of The Sun.
According to the hotelorganisationen ’Hotel Business Federation of Ibiza and Formentera’ (FEHIF) is the tourist tax 'discriminatory and directly damaging' for the two holiday destinations, since, according to the organization - is dependent on the income from tourists, because they do not have the same opportunities to make money in other ways, in the same way as the other popular islands such as Mallorca and Menorca - have.
- It has a great influence on the trading in Ibiza and Formentera. Turistindkomsten has decreased by 27 million euros (200 million kroner, ed.) this year, as the tourists are spending less money, says a spokesman from the FEHIF to the british media.
Hotelorganisationen, representing 425 hotels in Ibiza and Formentera, has now launched a campaign against the tourist tax, which has the motto: ’The balearic tourist tax is harmful for all of us. We are opposed to the unsustainable tax’.
- In contrast to other areas of The Balearic Islands, so we are extremely dependent on tourism, if we are to develop us economically, says the spokesman, who also points out that several tourists because of the tourist tax opt-out hotels and instead considers illegal the possibilities for accommodation in apartments which are not registered as a holiday home to get rid of the extra tourist tax of between 2-4 euro (15-30 euros) per day.
The balearic authorities have so far refused to respond to Ibiza and Formentera-the campaign and says according to The Sun, to the tourist tax ’earns millions of euros in extra revenues, which are being used on a variety of projects across all the islands'.