Brothers traveling abroad this summer will be relieved to know that the dreaded tourist tax will not increase this year.
Majorca introduced this tax in 2016 to support environmental conservation and make tourism more sustainable, but it’s been a pain for many families.
Due to disagreements over how the Majorca government should proceed with the tourism tax, the tax will remain the same, but not increase.
Britons will have to pay around 2 to 4 euros a night per person to meet their tax needs.
Prices vary depending on whether you are staying in a four-star or luxury hotel.
Local hotels have praised the lack of pay rise: “It’s a much-needed change to be able to keep moving forward and without any form of interference.”
However, the good thingemerges after an expensive change in the Spanish paradise that could cost the British dearly.
Air travelers to Majorca have been warned they could cough up money if caught smoking on the sand.
The Balearic Islands have banned tourists from lighting up on 28 beaches ahead of the busiest months of the year.
“No Smoking Zones” have been implemented in Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca to improve the health of the population and eliminate cigarette butts.
While the campaign did instruct people not to smoke, there was no outright veto over the whole of Majorca or any harsh punishment.
Three beaches – Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova) – threaten fines of up to £1,700 to anyone caught.
Britons are now required to prove they have at least £85 to spend a day – or could be refused at the border.
The fuming Brit has lashed out at border control restrictions, which stipulate that travelers entering the country must prove the weight of their wallet.
Spain’s Interior Ministry sets a minimum spending of 100 euros per person per day – the equivalent of £85.
Stopped travelers must then provide proof of their funds via certified check, pay letter, credit card or traveler’s check, for example.