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Ultima Hora newspaper is reporting on expected high numbers of tourists in the Balearics this year.
http://ultimahora.es/noticias/local/2016/03/09/180818/itb-berlin-confirma-mejor-verano-toda-historia-mallorca.html

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German tour operators and British, the DRV employers, present in Berlin to attend the International Exchange Tourism Fair (ITB) confirm that Balearics will record the best season in its history, with Mallorca the island that best records will have in terms of hotel occupancy, tourist spending and corporate profitability.

Last year 3,726,499 German tourists visited Mallorca, 0.13 less about 2014, according to the Mallorca Hotel Business Federation (FEHM), tour operators indicate that the percentage growth this season will be close to 7, it that will make the island widely exceed 4.3 million visitors. Menorca and Ibiza benefit from this growth will see, but to a lesser extent. TUI, Alltours, Thomas Cook, Dertour and FTI tour operators agree that in that aside from the excellent tourism forecasts, the real concern of all is the tax on Sustainable Tourism, the eco-tax, which will apply the Govern this summer. This concern is not driven by the recovery of two euros per night / day, but because they fear that the revenue from the ecotax does not have a runner and instead invested in tourism nature, environment and innovation, 'what it does is that fund is intended for general expenses for projects that have nothing to do with tourism. '