Breaks in 2017 could be disrupted by anarchist groups who want to drive holidaymakers from Spain
Red-letter day hotspots like Mallorca and Ibiza are set to limit the number of holidaymakers to the cays as locals clash with visitors.
The number of beds sold to day-trippers will now be CAPPED at a combined 623,624 on the popular islands of Mallorca and Ibiza as boozy British categorizes are accused of causing mayhem around coastal towns.
New plans bequeath cut that number to 120,000 over the next few years and 70% of the beds appropriated will be in Mallorca.
Anyone breaking the laws will be fined up to €400,000.
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Tourism minister Álvaro Nadal has said he is importuning lawmakers to protect visitors from “those who perpetrate and instigate functions against tourism”.
He said: “Radical groups that attack the #turismo in @España are unequivocally politicised and seek fame at any price.”
Balearic Island tourist reverend, Biel Barceló, accused foreigners of lawless behaviour, saying measures could “up order” to the booming industry.
Aggressive protests have broken out in Spain as protesters guffawed at holidaymakers to “go home”.
Flares were set off in Palma, Mallorca, as hardliners accused holidayers of provoking chaos on in their towns.
A tourism boom has allegedly seen close bies “priced out” of popular areas as Spaniard landlords make millions from splitting rooms to revellers.
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Street protests by anarchist gatherings in Barcelona, Mallorca and the Basque Country called for tourism to be banned while graffiti in the roadways labelled holidaymakers “terrorists”.
New rules will ban flat owners from slitting their apartments via websites such as Airbnb and Homeaway unless they be prevalent a special licence to do so.
Tourist zones are being established in the Balearics, a get ready which is expected to take at least 12 months.
Airbnb panned the legislations as “complex and confusing”.
Rentals in all residential buildings will be boycotted – apart from free-standing and rural properties.
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The ban could drive up the price of hotels, causing delinquent for budget travellers and families looking for an affordable break.
The region’s tourism chief Biel Barcelo alleged: «We want balanced and sustainable tourism so that it can keep being our entice economic activity for many years to come.»
More foreigners look in oned Spain than ever before in 2015 following safety qualms after ISIS terror attacks in Egypt and Tunisia.
Government statistics show up spending per tourist rose 2.4 percent from January to September, the example data available
Foreign tourists spent €37.129 billion between January and July 2015 merely — the highest in recorded history, according to a report released by the federal Sightseer Expenditure Survey.
The Minister of Tourism in Spain, Alfredo Retortillo, has blasted the anti-tourism force as “hostile and xenophobic”.