Majorca tourist crisis continues as protesters warned | World | News

Tens of thousands of British holidaymakers visit Majorca every year looking for sunshine and sangria.

The island is one of the top spots for people grabbing a summer break from the UK.

However, in recent months there has been a backlash against overtourism in some areas of Spain, including popular the resort island.

In late May protesters walked through the streets of Palma de Majorca shouting at tourists and other foreigners to “go home” and demanding the government take action over a housing crisis.

Now there are concerns the protests are causing many tourists to stay away, with the protestors being warned they are “playing with fire”.

The Majorca Daily Bulletin, a local news outlet, reports concerns that protesters should be “careful what they wish for”.

A poll run by the outlet suggests more than 50 per cent of respondents had re-considered whether to visit as a result of the protests.

Quoting one visitor, the Mirror said they had said they would “not be going to destinations where Brits are not welcome” – and that some resorts had been “unusually quiet”.

They added: “If the Spanish want to trash their main sources of income, that’s up to them.

“I think they are targeting the wrong area i.e. the tourist. The Spanish need to ensure their Government gets the balance right by welcoming tourism, getting tougher on bad behaviour by tourists and providing homes for their tourist industry workers.”

Another said  “There is no point in going where you are not wanted, there are plenty of other places to visit in Europe and around the world. See how they manage without tourism.”

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