A survey carried out by the Balearic government claims that half of tourists coming to the Balearics support the idea of a tourist tax. Last year around ten million people visited the Balearics and, based on 600 visitors being questioned, the government announced yesterday that 54.1 per cent of tourists are in favour of the tax and 60.7 per cent do not consider being charged an extra Euro per day during their holiday is unreasonable. Apparently just 28.9 per cent of the tourists questioned opposed the tax. Three quarters of those surveyed said the money raised by the tax should be used for protecting the environment, with half saying the funds should be invested in improving services for tourists and the remainder, improving the beaches. A similar percentage disagreed that the tax will deter tourists from coming to the Balearics and also that it will benefit tourism. The 600 people were questioned during May 31 and June 5 at Palma airport and targeted foreign and Spanish tourists who had just finished their holiday.

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