Spanish islands ban pub crawls in crackdown on drunk tourists

Spain’s Balearic Islands cracking down on pub crawls and happy hours

Composed associated with countries of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the Balearic archipelago gotten nearly 14 million tourists in 2018.

He added:"It's an exceptional law for a particular area and a specific problem".

"This is the first law adopted in Europe which restricts the sale and promotion of alcohol in certain tourist areas", the regional government of the Balearic Islands which have always been a magnet for young German and British tourists, who often drink heavily and enjoy rowdy late-night clubbing.

As well as cracking down on drinks offers that encourage tourists to consume vast quantities of alcohol, the government is also banning so-called "party boats" and pub crawls.

It is supposed to forestall holidaymakers leaping between their lodge balconies and jumping into swimming pools from their rooms.

Establishments that break the new rules risk fines of up to 600,000 euros and the threat of being closed down for three years.

THE Government of the Balearic Islands in Spain has approved a landmark decree to clamp down on "drunk tourism".


Tourists who take part in this unsafe stunt at any hotel in the Balearic Islands will be asked to leave the establishment and will face a fine between €6,000 and €60,000.

The decree, which is able to stay in drive for the following 5 years, has been introduced in as a part of a regional executive power to halt the "cheapening" of the Balearic Islands.

A regional government spokesman said yesterday: 'Efforts to promote the destination, to provide it with better quality through both public and private sector investments, and position it in an increasingly competitive and global market, have been affected recently by certain uncivic behaviour.

The boozy reputation of the Balearics came under scrutiny in 2014 when a British woman was filmed performing sex acts on 24 men in a bar in Magaluf - sometimes dubbed "Shagaluf" by tourists.

The regional governments move is attempting to put the brake on the "excesses of drunken tourism".

Politician Jose Ramon Bauza blasted the Punta Ballena strip, calling it "500 metres of shame". In 2018 council chiefs upped the ante against badly-behaving tourists in Magaluf by putting up street signs warning them of heavy fines for street drinking, nakedness and fighting.

One mentioned: "Drink on the street". Penalty 400 euros.' and a third 'Shout, fight, or bother people.

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