ADVICE FOR ALL TOURISTS IN MALLORCA
Tourist, you are probably here after a long year of hard work, taking a rest or looking for fun in an exotic place in which you can forgetting about the daily responsibilities as usually promised by holidays packages and publicity. However let you take a minute to reflect of reflexion about the serious consequences that your visit, together with the visits of millions of people as like you every year, generates in Mallorca, in their natural environment and their social arrangement situation. It is time to break the big tale of the harmless tourism of amazing golden, sandy beaches, just here for the watch view and enjoyment of the visitor, the happy villagers gratefully offering their services for an irresistible fee or the funny innocent night activity with a sexual reward.
From massive urbanization of the coasts and proliferation of transport infrastructures with high environmental impacts, to the disappearance of traditional activities and local culture, passing through a huge consumption of resources and their related waste generation, industrial mass tourism is far away from the “innocent pleasure in which all people win” promoted by governments propaganda and tourism lobbies publicity. On the contrary, these damaging activities controlled by transnational tour operators, big hotel chains, property speculation agencies and high-level public office which conform the head of the tourism industry are at the core of an unrelenting process of dispossession in which common spaces in the island together with the more basic natural resources (such as water) are progressively privatized, people displaced from their residences due to gentrification processes and temporal workers exploited in worsening poor conditions by the service industry. This is the real face of tourism in Mallorca: dependence, spoil damage and social inequalities. Stopping this scheduled destruction requires an active international solidarity.
Don't collaborate with the tourism industry!
Stop destruction and spoil damage of to Mallorca!