Now that the country’s travel is getting back on its feet, much is being made of the tourism prospects. | MDB
ABTA, now referred to as The Travel Association, first held its annual convention in Mallorca in 1973, when it was still very much the Association of British Travel Agents. There was to be a tradition of coming to Mallorca every ten years, one that was threatened by a boycott in 2003. The reason for the threat? The ecotax. There was no boycott and ABTA looked forward to the next convention, which was brought forward two years. In 2011, it was due to have been held in Tunisia but was switched to Mallorca because of the unrest that came to be known as the Arab Spring and which is taken to have originated in Tunisia in December 2010.