The MÉS per Mallorca has promised to increase the number of tourist inspectors to 50 to fight against illegal proposals on the island if it wins the election on 28 May. as told by the coordinator More to Mallorca And Lluis Apstegia, the eco-sovereignty candidate for the presidency of the government, collected in a subsequent note, at a press conference on Monday, that “illegal offers contribute to saturation and unfair competition with the majority of households and small traders who are well off.” For this reason, he has announced the increase of the number of tourist inspectors in Mallorca to 50.
From the MÉS he recalls that last year until 2022 the Conseil had 15 inspectors and this 2023, it has increased to 20, a figure that the ecosovereignists want to increase to 50 with the firm belief that “every euro invested to be done Inspection It is in excess of sanctions on the one hand, and in the good of the rest of the people on the other ».
According to apastegia, MÉS proposes “a body of at least 50 inspectors in Mallorca and a clear action strategy”. The coordinator for the government and the eco-sovereignty candidate has also explained that it is also necessary to effect an inspection against the illegal offering of places and to lower the age of tourists to be counted as a tourist place by 12 years.
the fact that tourism is the main Economic activity of the Balearic Islands and, consequently, a “prime” place to influence “to improve people’s lives”, Apestegia continued. However, the region is in a state of “decline”; The number of tourists continues to rise and the situation of “overcrowding” and “saturation” is already “unsustainable”, he stressed.
In addition, and unfortunately, more tourism This does not mean a greater distribution of wealth or greater welfare for workers, but quite the contrary”, criticized the eco-sovereign, who pointed out that “more than a decade ago, with ten million tourists, the Balearic Islands were . The previously autonomous community and now, with almost doubling in per capita income, it is ninth and falling ».
Secondly, the left-wing Mallorcanists have promised to implement a reduction in the age of tourists to be counted as a tourist destination, from 16 years old. Twelve years, “The aim is to increase the number of tourists that count as tourist destinations to reduce the total number of places,” Apstegia explained. In this sense, MES seeks to accommodate the “real” number of occupied places and thus “reduce overcrowding”.
Finally, and in any case, the MES considers it “central” to the economic model moving towards various, According to Apastegia, “the pandemic showed that tourism is a delicate economic activity that needs certain conditions to function, and that we cannot sustain an economic model that puts the well-being of the people of the Balearic Islands on those conditions.” Depends we don’t control. Absolutely.”