THE Balearic Islands are giving away free public transport next summer as they try to reduce the number of cars on the islands.
Local authorities say the free trip will be available for all of next year.
To travel for free in Ibiza, Menorca or Mallorca, all you need is a Balearic Transport Travel Card.
With it, people can travel on both buses and trains without spending a penny.
Details on how to get one of the cards are sparse for now – and it’s not yet clear if tourists will be able to use the program – but more information will be made available at a later date.
The program is paid for by the Spanish government, which has confirmed that it will be implemented in the new year.
A spokesman told the Majorca Daily Bulletin: “The free transport program includes buses and trains and will run throughout 2023.”
Car rental prices have skyrocketed in the Balearic Islands this year due to increased demand.
There were around 50,000 fewer rental cars in the Balearic Islands than before the corona pandemic.
All rental cars still available had a dramatic price increase, which shot up by 300 percent from the previous average of between 15 and 60 euros per day to around 130 euros per day.
Measures to reduce the number of cars were not only taken on the Balearic Islands.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy has prevented tourists from visiting it every day due to the huge problems caused by the surge in travelers in the tiny area.
The region, popular with tourists for its sea views and colorful buildings, has long suffered from huge lines on the streets blocking access.
That year, they introduced rules to ban certain tourists based on their license plate number when traveling the 22-mile route.
Vehicles with license plates ending in odd numbers can only be visited on odd dates.
The same applies to even-numbered license plates, which can only be visited on even-numbered days.
Meanwhile, many Brits are unaware of a rule that will cost them extra money to go to Europe next year.
Here’s how to get free priority boarding on flights to Spain.
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