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Ban on tourist apartment rentals

The regional authorities in Mallorca has decided that it will be prohibited to rent out homes to tourists during the summer.

Magaluf. Photo: Rafael Ortega Díaz, Wikimedia Commons

The reason is that the rental prices in Mallorca has risen 40% over the past four years and are now so high that it now accounts for 36% of the salary of residental families. There are 3,000 apartments that are rented to tourists, but now it is forbidden to rent out to tourists during the summer. Violation of this ban may impose fines of up to 40,000 euros.

The infrastructure on Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands has long been under strong pressure by mass tourism. The regional authorities are now looking at possibilities for limiting the tourism, because there are simply too many tourists. Two examples are water resources and energy resources that are limited.

During peak season, 100 aircrafts are landing per hour on Mallorca, which is far more than the airport originally was designed for.

See also: Considering a vehicle ban

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