But demand is said to have been unaffected.
Prices for lodging went up ten per cent between February and March.
Inflation in March reached 9.8%.
While overall tourist spending has risen by just over one per cent, hotel spending has gone up almost 7%.
In the Balearics the average decrease in prices is almost four per cent.
In terms of hotel satisfaction, the Balearics ranked either first or second.
Richard Branson was talking eco-tourism, hoteliers were looking at discounts this summer, flights to Palma in the summer are to increase, and a thief who stole oranges was back in court.
Between January and October this year hotel prices in Majorca and the Balearics increased by 31.7%.
Condemnation was heaped on the government for doubling the tourist tax; Thomas Cook weren't worried about prices; there were some questionable stats regarding hotel occupancy; and the rentals legislation was "an insult to the citizens' intelligence".
A reduction in the number of hotels with all-inclusive offers is said to be one factor contributing to higher spend.
Ryanair dropped something of a bombshell, the hoteliers and tour operators continued to row, the British Consulate was involved in the holiday compensation claims scam, and the president of the Balearic parliament copped for criticism.
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