SOME 80% of projects being financed by the tourism tax are already underway, while two have already been completed.

Since the tax began in July 2016, €94 million has been collected and can be used as a tool for local improvement, explained tourism minister Biel Barceló. Estimates for 2018’s revenue from the tourist tax reach €120 million, as from May to October the fee is doubled.

“The projects guarantee that the vast majority of citizens can benefit from the initial investments,” Barceló explained.

The main goal for the ministry of tourism is funding projects that ‘compensate for the ecological footprint of tourism and improve the environment’.