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Case study: Mallorca.

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Case study: Mallorca Mallorca is a beautiful island full of attractive and historical architecture sites also pleasant landscapes and traditions. Mallorca is the largest of the four Balearic Islands, the other islands include Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, and there are also a few smaller islands. The cultural site in Mallorca includes Judaic and Islamic historical remains and many more. The official languages of Mallorca are Castilian Spanish and Catalan. Mallorca has a population of 615,000 half whom live in the capital Palma. The main source of income for Mallorca is tourism and tourism is also a proud of the locals. One of Mallorca's tourist guides says that "Mallorca has everything to offer those who seek a creative retreat as well as those who wish to tour the sensibility and culture of the places they visit". ...read more.

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Economic benefits may be induced from tourism spending which directly benefits the tourism environment. Tourist expenditure also has a cascading effect throughout the host economy in this case Mallorca. It starts with tourist's spending money in 'front-line' tourist establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and taxis, and then permits throughout the rest of the economy. Although tourism may look pretty positive here, but there are also lots of negative problems. The seasonal character of the tourism industry in Mallorca creates economic problems as they are heavily dependant on the tourism industry. Problems that the seasonal workers face include job security, usually with no guarantee of employment from one season to the next, difficulties in getting training, employment - related medical benefits, and recognition of their experience and unsatisfactory housing and working conditions. ...read more.

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Tourism is a major global industry that provides huge opportunity for economic growth, but uncontrolled tourism industry is no good at all and does damages to the environment. Yet for tourism to reach its full potential in Mallorca, developing a tourism product and visitor industry based on the ability of the local economy and environment to support tourism-related growth needs careful planning and management and in this respect, the economic aspects of tourism in Mallorca cannot be seen in isolation from the wider economic growth and development of the whole country, regions and places since they need to be carefully integrated into the economic structures and existing social and cultural structures. ?? ?? ?? ?? Philip Huang School house Year 10 - 1 - ...read more.

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