The maximum reached during June corresponded to the minimum in August 2019, which was on August 31. The absolute record for people in a single day in the Balearics is 2,071,124 on August 9, 2017, the two million threshold having been exceeded in 2015 for the first time.
The Ibestat data indicate that this June there were 500,000 more people on the islands than 20 years, bearing in mind that the resident population is getting on for 400,000 higher than it was twenty years ago.
These figures are of course central to the debates regarding tourist saturation and overpopulation. In this regard, an opposition party, El Pi, registered a motion on Wednesday for the Balearic parliament to "debate and establish a clear strategy to deal with saturation and overexploitation". Spokesperson Josep Melià said that it is up to the government to initiate a process to deal with growth that is "unsustainable". "We can't fit everyone into the islands."
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Spokesperson Josep Melià Is absolutely right in all respects. Of course, all those with a vested interest in hanging on to their share of the tourist buck (MDB included) will fight any attempt to keep the numbers at a sustainable level.