However, in an announcement made last week, plans to introduce this tax have now been postponed thanks to opposition from The Association of Balearic Travel Agents and other tourism bodies who were concerned as to the effect such a tax would have on local tourism:
"This is fantastic news for both holidaymakers and car hire companies operating in the Balearic Islands," says Rory Sexton, Managing Director of Economy Car Hire. "This should give tourism here a welcome boost."
Remember, it's not just unexpected taxes that can drive up costs at the rental desk! From just £2.99 a day, be sure to buy your car hire excess insurance before you arrive at the rental desk to save up to 80% on insuring against excess fees should you damage the vehicle.