Mallorca is no longer for sale: Tourists go home!

Mallorca joins destination to limit tourism

Mallorca Protest

Should potential tourists to the Balearic island of Mallorca transfer money to this Spanish island without getting on the plane and visiting? A German tourist asked this question on a social media chat.

In Mallorca, citizens and residents are on the streets to make it clear they don’t want visitors. Housing for locals is unaffordable and often not available. This is a familiar problem that the US State of Hawaii faces.

Mallorca no es ven” (Mallorca is not for sale, in Spanish).  This was the slogan heard on the streets of Palma.

Also, Venice, Barcelona, and Amsterdam authorities are inventing restrictions to encourage more visitors. Mallorca was recently in the news after a restaurant packed with tourists collapsed.

More and more airlines, even United Airlines from Newark, are now flying nonstop to Palma de Mallorca. Today’s rally between Plaça d’Espanya and Parc de les Estacions in Palma attracted more than 10,000 protesters.

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