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Mallorca wins season extension bet

09/01/2016 Inside Pages , World
Mallorca wins season extension bet

More hotels are open this winter on the Playa de Palma

Majorca holidaymakers have a choice of more hotels this winter and will have to pay less ‘eco-tax’ next summer than first feared. Efforts to extend the season are paying off with more hotels open during winter 2015/16.

According to the Majorcan hoteliers association, there will be 12% more beds available in the first quarter of 2016, including 61,000 beds in January which amounts to 30% of the island’s total capacity. In March, this figure will rise to 110,000 beds, representing 53% of overall capacity. In parallel, 43 hotels on the Playa de Palma will use the winter break for renovations with investments of €307 million scheduled until May 2016.

Controversial eco-tax

Meanwhile, the Balearic regional government is due to pass the controversial eco-tax for holidaymakers on Friday but has made various concessions following protests by hoteliers. The tax will be imposed on visitors aged 16 or more from May 1, not for 14+, while the tax will be halved from the 10th day on holiday. In addition, the off-season discount of 50% will apply from November 1 to April 30, instead of until March 31.

The basic tariff will be €2 per adult per day for 4- and 5-star hotels, with lower rates for lower-grade hotels, holiday apartments, cruise ships, campsites and other accommodation.

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