Some thirty groups in Mallorca created a human chain around the Consolat de Mar, the Balearic government's headquarters. Before forming the chain, the writer Sebastià Alzamora read a manifesto, which stressed the need to stop a volume of tourism "that is leading us to catastrophe". "After Covid, we find ourselves facing aggressive, massive and overflowing tourism."
Alzamora said that "the supposed benefits of tourism this year do not prevent the anguish of autumn and winter and the uncertainty of workers ahead of the next season". "The only possible sustainability is degrowth, with limited places and arrivals, without infrastructure expansion, and economic diversification to meet real needs rather than a predatory model that excessively consumes goods, services and common areas."
Maribel Alcázar of the Palma federation of residents associations insisted that "this is not tourismphobia but the desire for tourism to be integrated into real sustainability and be compatible with the well-being of society".
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I hope that those protesting have followed the increased cost of living forecasts in Britain and Germany. Forecasting next years Tourist numbers will be very difficult , as many may find they can not have a holiday. Be very careful with your protests.
DAVID GRAHAMSo funny, a bragging Brit who needs to tell how much he spends, previously in Mallorca, and now somewhere on the mainland. I guess you have to check where exactly your Euro7500 will give you your best value. Happy times
DAVID GRAHAMWe've discussed that recently. As it turns out, it's really no cheaper in Costa del Sol than Mallorca, it just appears cheap. Although Mallorca does offer quite a few more more upscale offerings, and some may find that objectionable. But you can still have cheap in Mallorca if you want it. Just avoid the upmarket places. And the popular resorts. They always charge double the regular prices. Enjoy Costa del Sol.
MW Pitiful reply to my stated fact The Spanish mainland is where my E7500 is going, starting 2023 Abundantly clear is the appreciation from the local mainland population(s) and is stated that it knows Mallorca is abundantly expensive So, as far as I am concerned, decision made and the Ms. Armegedons of Mallorca, along with the GOBS and anti-tourist organisations can do what the hell they want to repel tourists. I for one couldn’t give a toss now Mallorca has shown it’s hand of cards and I have folded mine, along with my wallet
DAVID GRAHAMWell, that's a shame. But over here, we're part of a much larger and less vulnerable economy, so it's unlikely to have the same impact as in the UK. Enjoy Blackpool!
Simple as this and the message is abundantly clear….. My E7500 per year ain’t going to Mallorca anymore… Good luck Palma