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Rita Sobot & Milo Boyd & Nadia Breen

Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca planning to limit number of tourists over summer months

Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca are the latest Spanish destinations planning to enforce limits on the amount of visitors.

The Mirror reports the Balearic Islands government has said it will have an "absolute ceiling" when it comes to future tourist numbers.

It comes as last week Lanzarote declared itself 'saturated' by tourists, with similar ideas proposed but precise details on numbers are not yet confirmed.

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It's reported officials will try to encourage people to visit at the different times and to try out less popular areas.

Last year, 16,475,579 holidaymakers arrived on the islands, which will be the future maximum.

Spanish newspaper reported the plan was to cut tourist numbers in summer months, when "the feeling of saturation has become suffocating for both residents and tourists".

Iago Negueruela, minister of tourism for the Balearic Islands, said: “We believe that it is feasible to have more occupancy with fewer tourists.

"The number of visits reached this year is a maximum that should not be exceeded but should tend to decrease. There must be a clear trend towards the reduction of tourist places."


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