Political party Més has objected to government plans for spending €1.8 million on renaming the stadium where the Real Mallorca soccer club plays “Visit Mallorca Estadi” in an effort to draw more tourism. Miquel Mir, the party’s environmental minister clarified the objections. “At this point in time, tourism promotion is not compatible with the environmental stability of these islands, nor with guaranteeing a better future.”
Concern that mass tourism in Mallorca is environmentally unsustainable has grown in recent years. Tourist numbers have reached record highs with 6,144 flights carrying over 2 million people arriving this past weekend.