Holidays to Majorca are about to get more expensive in a major blow for Brits | The Sun

BRITS heading to Majorca have been warned they face bigger bills after pandemic restrictions were lifted.

The cost of a holiday on the Spanish island could rise by as much as 33 per cent, according to a tourism expert.

The President of the Palma Beach Quality Offensive, Juan Ferrer warned holidaymakers about the price rise.

According to the Mail Online, Mr Ferrer told the German newspaper the Bild about the upcoming price hikes.

He said: "Holidays will be around 33 per cent more expensive in 2023 than in the previous year.

"Due to the island location, prices on Majorca rise even more than on the mainland."

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Flights, meals out and accommodation on the island are all set to become more expensive after pandemic restrictions were lifted.

The tourism expert also warned that prices will continue to rise after a new law was introduced banning hotels from increasing their bed count.

This measured was introduced in a bid to curb mass tourism on the island.

In addition to capping hotel bed numbers, The Balearic Islands, which include Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, also want to reduce their dependence on Brit tourists.

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The local government says 16,475,579 holidaymakers arrived in 2022 and this will be the "absolute ceiling" for future years.

The intention will be to decrease this figure and introduce new control measures, such as spreading out the seasons and encouraging tourists to stay in new areas to alleviate those already saturated.

Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, is another Spanish hotspot that intends to limit the number of holidaymakers flocking in from the UK.

The island plans to declare itself a "tourist-saturated area," and will look to welcome fewer tourists who have greater spending power in the future.

More than half of all holidaymakers arriving in Lanzarote come from the UK, but the island's council wants to reduce their dependence on Brits.

Plans are instead underfoot to attract guests from France, Italy, the Netherlands and mainland Spain.

President of the Lanzarote Council, Dolores Corujo, said they're aiming to receive fewer tourists, "with greater spending in the destination so that they generate greater wealth in the economy as a whole."

Spain is the world's most popular holiday destination.

Meanwhile, Brits can pick up bargain deals for holidays in both France and Spain as well as Italy with Hols from £9.50.

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