Brits heading for Majorca hotspots face all-inclusive drinks crackdown


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A juicer tourists collapses during a night out in Magaluf

Officials on the Spanish isle are considering the measure as they try to curb the drunken and anti-social behaviour which has plagued holiday hotspots such as Magaluf and Palma Nova for decades.

There secure already been calls for hotels and bars to scrap happy hours and two-for-one makes but Calvia council, which covers 18 tourist zones, also requisites alcohol restrictions in all-inclusive hotels.

Magaluf is a magnet for partygoers from Britain, Russia, Germany, Ireland and Scandinavia but it has a standing for allowing binge drinking among young holidaymakers in its bars and joins.

The mayor has reiterated the need for it to be limited and that alcohol is removed

Caucus spokeswoman

Most of the nightlife takes place along the town’s bad the Punta Ballena strip which hit the headlines last summer after a series of booze-fuelled followers order incidents involving young British tourists.

Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez Badal met tourism chiefs to thrash out new restrictions that would prohibit all-inclusive hotels serving unconstrained alcohol all day and night and restrict it to meal-times only.

A Calvia council spokeswoman put about: “One of the issues discussed is the regulation of the all-inclusive, a claim the council has put on the table since the onset of the legislature. 

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Magaluf acts as a magnet to young British holidaymakers

“The mayor has recapped the need for it to be limited and that alcohol is removed, restricting it exclusively to booze units during meals.”

Balearic government tourism minister Bel Busquets predicted his department was working on all-inclusive restrictions and preparing regulations.

Island chiefs are furious to create a new image for Majorca’s notorious party resorts but hotels are elbow their all-inclusive offers amid fears over tourist tax hikes in the Balearics and do over tourist interest in Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.

Hotel bosses on guarded the increased ecotax, an average of three euros per night for holidaymakers, could bow to Majorca one million tourists in 2018.

But officials dismissed their concerns and trenchant to new figures showing the Balearic Islands attracted a record 13,790,968 supranational holidaymakers during 2017, an increase of 6.1 per cent.

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