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All three Balearic Islands and Malta will be hit...

The government of the Balearic Islands has announced that tourists will have to pay a ‘Sustainable Tourist Tax’ upon arrival at their accommodation from Friday 1st July.

The eco-tax, which is for those aged 14 and over and has been introduced to help protect the islands’ resources, will affect all three of the Balearics; Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca.

It will be calculated on the type of accommodation booked, with those staying at a luxury hotel to be charged €2 per night, dropping to €.050 per night for hostels.

Malta will also be affected by a new tax, with over-18s visiting the Mediterranean island expected to pay €.050 per night from June.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s digital news writer. Follow him on Twitter here.