Balearics sustainable tourism tax raises €340m

A sustainable tourism tax across the Balearic Islands has raised €340 million in three years.

Confirmation came as the islands’ tourist board revealed that the proceeds had been directed towards 225 sustainable tourism initiatives since 2016.

The latest plan is to create three new mountain huts for hikers in Majorca next year as part of a strategy to encourage visitors throughout the year.

These include transforming a former animal shelter into a mountain refuge in the west of the island with up to 52 beds across 12 rooms plus a kitchen, dining rooms and a multifunctional room for educational and cultural activities.

An abandoned shelter for olive pickers will be converted to provide three bedrooms a communal area, dining room, kitchen, two bathrooms and laundrette for ten to 12 people.

An estate building will also open as one of the most remote mountain huts in the Tramuntana mountain range on the island.


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