Major holiday win for Brits going to Majorca as hated surcharge won’t go up this year | The Sun

BRITS heading abroad this summer will be relieved to find out that the dreaded tourist tax will not increase this year.

Majorca introduced the tax in 2016 to assist in environment conservation and make tourism more sustainable, but it's been a pain for many families.

Due to a disagreement on how to proceed with the tourist tax by Majorca government, the tax will remain, but not increase.

Brits should expect to pay around 2 to 4 euros a night per person to meet the tax demand.

Rates vary depending on if you're staying in a four star or luxury hotel.

Local hotels have praised the lack of raise: "It's a very necessary change in order to be able to keep moving forward and without any type of interventionism."


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However, the good news comes on the tails of a pricey change in the Spanish paradise that could cost Brits money.

People jetting off to Majorca have been warned they may have to cough up cash if they are caught smoking on the sand.

The Balearic Islands have banned tourists from lighting up on 28 beaches ahead of the busiest months of the year.

"Smoke-free zones" have been rolled out in Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca to improve people's health and eliminate discarded cigarette butts.

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Although the campaign has instructed people not to smoke, there isn't an outright veto across the entirety of Majorca or any harsh punishments.

Three beaches – Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova) – threaten fines of up to £1,700 for anyone caught.

Brits are now required to show that they have at least £85 to spend each day – or could be turned away at the border.

Fuming Brits have lashed out at the border control's restrictions which state that tourists entering the country must be able to prove the weight of their wallets.

The Spanish Ministry of Interior gives a minimum spend of 100 euros per person per day – the equivalent of £85.

Travellers who are stopped must then provide evidence of their funds through certified checks, payment letters, credit cards or traveller's checks, for example.

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